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An Evolutionary Operation Sequence Optimization Tool for Robotic Spot Welding Based on Collision-Free Path Planner in Virtual Manufacturing
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0111-1776
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8679-8049
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of NAMRI/SME, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, North American Manufacturing Research Institution, NAMRI/SME , 2011, 88-98 p.Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Many problems in the lifecycle of Product and Production Development (PPD) can be formulated as optimization problems. But in most of the real-world cases, they are too complex to be solved by analytical models or classical optimization methods. CAx and Virtual Manufacturing (VM) tools are on the other hand being employed to create virtual representation of products and processes before any physical realization is conducted. Synergy of these two domains is of interest in this paper where planning a process with the minimum cycle-time for assembling a spot welded sheet-metal product is desired. The methodology suggests an extendible virtual manufacturing-based optimization approach using evolutionary algorithms. Accordingly, a novel toolset with integration of evolutionary optimization and a commercial VM environment is developed. More specifically, the latest feature which takes advantage of the collision avoidant segment path planning functionality of the VM tool and integrates it with the sequence optimizer is described.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Society of Manufacturing Engineers, North American Manufacturing Research Institution, NAMRI/SME , 2011. 88-98 p.
Series
Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, ISSN 1047-3025 ; 39
Keyword [en]
Optimization, Operation sequence planning, Collision-free path planning, Virtual manufacturing
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Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5639Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-80455141698ISBN: 978-0-87263-872-3 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-5639DiVA: diva2:512299
Conference
39th North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), June 2011, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
Available from: 2012-03-27 Created: 2012-03-27 Last updated: 2015-12-18Bibliographically approved

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