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An Interface Data Model Supporting Manufacturing Simulation



Yung-Tsun Lee, Yan Luo, Charles R. McLean


Simulation technology is underutilized by the manufacturing industry. Standard data interfaces, among simulation modules or between simulation and other software applications, could make information sharing effective and efficient, and hence promote utilization of simulators. An information model that represents machine shop data and facilitates data sharing among the manufacturing execution system, the scheduling system and the simulation system?s modules in a machine shop has been under development at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). A set of relational database tables representing all elements in the information model is being developed. The model will be used to support the integration of software applications at a pilot machine shop located in Pittsburgh, PA. The information modeling project is part of efforts that support the development of standard data interfaces. This paper presents an overview of the information model, the mapping from the information model to relational database tables, and the future project plan.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Industrial Simulation Conference
Conference Location


data exchange, information model, machine shop operations, simulation


Lee, Y. , Luo, Y. and McLean, C. (2003), An Interface Data Model Supporting Manufacturing Simulation, Proceedings of the International Industrial Simulation Conference, , USA, [online], (Accessed May 28, 2024)


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Created May 31, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021