Process modelling using upstream analysis of manufacturing sequences
2015 (English)In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015, Vol. 81, no 9-12, 1999-2016 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The manufacturing of components requires several manufacturing process steps that are performed in a sequence, during which the raw material is progressively converted into finished parts. The aim with simulation of manufacturing sequences is to replicate the aggregate effects of the process steps on key features of the finished product and manufacturing features. With the support of a successful simulation methodology, it will thereby be possible for process planners to evaluate virtually and select process steps to be included in the manufacturing sequence and to optimize process parameters. The motivation to implement sequential simulation in industry is therefore strong and will reduce time and cost in process planning. The modelling and simulation of complete manufacturing sequences is, however, a challenge which may lead to unrealistic and time-consuming modelling efforts and extensive computational requirements. This is due to the often complex material transformations through several consecutive process steps. In order to adapt sequential simulation into an industrial environment, simplifications are therefore necessary. This paper proposes a method for simplified metamodelling of manufacturing sequences, using upstream selection of process steps and definition of interconnected models. The method is presented as an algorithm and will improve the efficiency in the modelling of manufacturing sequences. The usability of the algorithm is demonstrated with two industrial cases: a bevel gear pinion and a steering arm.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer London, 2015. Vol. 81, no 9-12, 1999-2016 p.
Process planning, Manufacturing sequence, Process modelling, Process simulation, Finite element method, Metamodel builder, Breadth first search
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175533DOI: 10.1007/s00170-015-7076-4ISI: 000365224400044ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84947494448OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-175533DiVA: diva2:861251
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Updated from Manuscript to Article.2015-10-162015-10-162015-12-18Bibliographically approved