Title

Intelligent Design of Reconfigurable Machines

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

World Academy of Science

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Engineering

RAS ID

9056

Comments

Originally published as: Tolouei-Rad, M. (2009). Intelligent design of reconfigureable machines. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 59, 278-282. Original available here

Abstract

This paper presents methodologies for developing an intelligent CAD system assisting in analysis and design of reconfigurable special machines. It describes a procedure for determining feasibility of utilizing these machines for a given part and presents a model for developing an intelligent CAD system. The system analyzes geometrical and topological information of the given part to determine possibility of the part being produced by reconfigurable special machines from a technical point of view. Also feasibility of the process from a economical point of view is analyzed. Then the system determines proper positioning of the part considering details of machining features and operations needed. This involves determination of operation types, cutting tools and the number of working stations needed. Upon completion of this stage the overall layout of the machine and machining equipment required are determined.