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Disassembly analysis before assembly
Author(s): Keith Banda; Ibrahim Zeid
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Paper Abstract

This paper develops a computational methodology that allows decision-makers to calculate the disassembly cost of a product before it is built. The methodology makes it simple to perform "what if" scenarios fairly quickly. A Java based application has been developed to implement this methodology and it uses computational algorithms and a graphical user interface to enable designers to simulate product designs. The front end user interface is a Java based application while the back-end is the combination of a data parser and disassembly engine, which also makes use of Java and XML technologies. The disassembly engine performs calculations based on data represented in an XML data store and runs as the back-end component of the computational tools. The user interface has the ability to display a dynamically configurable disassembly tree. The disassembly knowledge is represented in XML format to allow robust and scalable parsing and processing of the various disassembly alternatives that correspond to the configurable disassembly tree. Examples are presented to demonstrate the implementation and capabilities of the computational design methodology presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5262, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III, (27 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.516757
Show Author Affiliations
Keith Banda, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Ibrahim Zeid, Northeastern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5262:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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