Design of an innovative assembly process of a modular train in virtual environment

Giuseppe Di Gironimo, Adelaide Marzano

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In this paper we present an innovative assembly cycle of railway vehicles that can improve the manufacturing process. The study was carry out using virtual reality (VR) technologies in the VR Laboratory of the Competence Regional Centre for the qualification of transportation systems set up by Campania Regional Authority. Using the developed simulation environment we were able to evaluate different workplaces layout configurations of the train assembly cycle. The best workplace layout configuration was detected in order to minimize the lead time in the production line and optimize the automation level and human component for each workplace.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-97
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • virtual manufacturing
  • train design
  • assembly analysis


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