Design Evaluation of Multi-station Assembly Processes by Using State Space Approach

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Yu Ding

Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3131e-mail: yuding@iemail.tamu.edu

Dariusz Ceglarek

Dept. of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706e-mail: darek@engr.wisc.edu

Jianjun Shi

Dept. of Industrial and Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109e-mail: shihang@engin.umich.edu

J. Mech. Des 124(3), 408-418 (Aug 06, 2002) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1485744 History: Received May 01, 2000; Online August 06, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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