Special Topics: Modeling And Control Of Manufacturing Processes

Host University

University of Virginia


Fall 2024


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Qing Chang

Course Information

Introduction to manufacturing processes/system modeling and analysis. Fundamental principles of production systems. Analytical and simulation approach to production system performance analysis, continuous improvement, and design. Topics include mathematical modeling of production systems, Cyber physical manufacturing systems, improvement analysis, and dynamic characteristics. Includes both the relevant fundamental concepts and extensive practical knowledge base on which manufacturing research, development, and design depend. The students are expected to complete a term project, in which they will interpret real-life manufacturing plant operation or service operations in the light of course principles and suggest improvement solutions. A Python project will also be assigned to analyze system real-time performance.