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A System for Generating Process and Material Selection Advice During Embodiment Design of Mechanical Components

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Author(s)

Satyandra K. Gupta, Y Chen, Shaw C. Feng, Ram D. Sriram

Abstract

This paper describes (1) a systematic approach to material and process selection during embodiment design of mechanical components, (2) algorithms for supporting various steps in our approach, and (3) a system for generating process and material selection advice. Quite often during embodiment design stage, design requirements are not precisely defined. Therefore, our system accounts for imprecision in design requirements during generation and evaluation of alternative process sequences and material options. To reduce the computational effort, our system uses a depth first branch and bound search algorithm. This aids in exploring promising process sequences and material options that can be used to meet the given set of design requirements. Various process sequences and material options are evaluated by using a commercial cost estimation tool. Using our system, designers can consider a wide variety of processes and materials during the embodiment design stage. Therefore our system helps them in finding the most cost-effective combination. Moreover, by selecting processes and materials during the design embodiment stage, designers can ensure that the detailed design is compatible with all of the constraints for the selected material and processes.
Citation
Journal of Manufacturing Systems

Keywords

algorithms, embodiment design, mechanical components, process design

Citation

Gupta, S. , Chen, Y. , Feng, S. and Sriram, R. (2003), A System for Generating Process and Material Selection Advice During Embodiment Design of Mechanical Components, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822004 (Accessed May 30, 2024)

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Created June 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017