Smart design for assembly using the simulated annealing approach

Shen, H and Subic, A 2006, 'Smart design for assembly using the simulated annealing approach' in I*PROMS Virtual Conference (2nd: 2006) (ed.) Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 419-424.

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Title Smart design for assembly using the simulated annealing approach
Author(s) Shen, H
Subic, A
Year 2006
Title of book Intelligent Production Machines and Systems
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Editor(s) I*PROMS Virtual Conference (2nd: 2006)
Start page 419
End page 424
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Summary This paper is concerned with combinatorial optimization problem applied to spatial layout of components in mechatronic devices. There is a growing need in industry to create a flexible and intelligent design tool, which allows the engineer to handle the complexity and non-linearity involved with developing of 3D machatronic device more effectively. The main objective of this research is to develop a feasible optimization algorithms based on Simulated Annealing (SA) method. SA respresents a family of randomized algorithms that are used to solve a wide range of combinatorial optimization problems. This paper presents a conceptual model of an integrated design environment based on SA algorithm embedded within a CAD software Solid Works. The focus is on the structural optimization of housing and layout design, with the objective to minimize the required assembly space. Also we present an attempt to automate the design process by introducing the integrative modeling approach for a set of design modules.
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Keyword(s) Design for assembly
simulated annealing
combinational optimization
ISBN 9780080451572
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