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A Prototype of Modeling and Simulation for Sustainable Machining

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Author(s)

Guodong Shao, Eric Chernow, Deogratias Kibira, Kevin W. Lyons

Abstract

Modeling and simulation techniques have frequently been utilized to analyze manufacturing processes. The simulation of Numerically Controlled (NC) machine tools is preferred to real machine testing of the programs due to the potential savings of time and money. By validating these NC programs in a virtual environment, damage to valuable machines and cutting tools can be prevented, and production would not be interrupted in the factory. However, little work has been done in applying modeling and simulation techniques to the analysis of sustainable machining. This paper introduces research work to integrate traditional virtual NC machining model with sustainability models for environmental impact analysis of machining operations. Aspects of sustainable machining modeled and evaluated include energy consumption, coolant and lubrication usage, and waste management. The technique of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was applied for this task. A prototype of machining simulation model was created. The sustainability impact analysis modules were developed and integrated.
Proceedings Title
IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing
Conference Dates
May 25-27, 2011
Conference Location
Tampere Talo

Keywords

modeling and simulation, sustainable machining, life cycle assessment, virtual machining model.

Citation

Shao, G. , Chernow, E. , Kibira, D. and Lyons, K. (2011), A Prototype of Modeling and Simulation for Sustainable Machining, IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing, Tampere Talo, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907632 (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created January 19, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017