Simulation classes have the main advantage of deeply involving and stimulating students through intensive work in computer laboratories and projects. The counterpart is often the lack of the real system that is subject to simulation modeling. Creating, building and validating a simulation model of a system that cannot be observed represent a real obstacle for student learning. In this paper, we describe the experience from an educational project launched in a course of manufacturing systems for mechanical engineering students in which discrete event simulation plays a fundamental role in performance evaluation. The project has been designed to exploit student interaction with a LEGO–based physical system. Students have the possibility to learn from the physical system and making experiments together with the simulation model built during project activities. The project details are also described with the hope that the project becomes a simulation case study and be replicated in other courses.
|Titolo:||Active learning experience in simulation class using a LEGO-based manufacturing system|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|
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