A bernoulli model of selective assembly systems

Feng Ju, Jingshan Li

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7 Scopus citations


In many assembly systems, components may exhibit different quality behaviors. By selecting the mating part whose characteristics match with those of the main part, high precision assemblies can be achieved. Such a process is referred to as selective assembly. Most of the studies on selective assembly only consider the case where machines are reliable and the buffer capacity is infinite. However, unreliable machines and finite buffers are commonly observed in many assembly systems. This paper studies a two-component assembly system with unreliable Bernoulli machines and finite buffers. Analytical methods based on a two-level decomposition procedure are developed to analyze the system performance. The convergence of the procedure is justified analytically. Numerical study shows that such a method provides a high accuracy in performance evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication19th IFAC World Congress IFAC 2014, Proceedings
EditorsEdward Boje, Xiaohua Xia
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783902823625
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IFAC World Congress on International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Aug 24 2014Aug 29 2014

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


Other19th IFAC World Congress on International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC 2014
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town


  • Bernoulli reliability model
  • Match degree
  • Production rate
  • Selective assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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