I've started with a PhD 6 Month ago together with a group of 3 others in the
area of "Human Performance Modelling within a Manufacturing Context". I'm a
Mechanical Engineer from Germany doing my research at Cranfield University
in England. My colleagues are Manufacturing Engineers and we have also one
Psychologist in our team.
The aim of the group's research is to create a modelling tool to enable a
manufacturing system designer to understand the relationship between people,
their environment and predict the effect on their performance.
My personal working aim is to create an integrated (with Discrete Event
Simulation) modelling methodology that is based on an object orientated
(e.g. autonomous agent) approach to predict the performance of direct
workers when carrying out a serious of production tasks in a manufacturing
During the last 6 Month I've collected some links to online resources which
might be useful to you. I exported my favourites for you which I have
attached to the email. Some of the links might only work on my campus as you
might need a site license for it.
A very good source is http://www.sciencedirect.com as it provides a lot of
full science papers for free. For papers on simulation (and also
introductions to simulation and simulation related subjects) check out the
Winter Simulation Conference papers at http://www.informs-cs.org. But you
should also check out the other ones as some of them have very good link
If any one is interested in the research subject, wants to know more or has
some good links in that area, please contact me.
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