1st Edition

Disassembly Modeling for Assembly, Maintenance, Reuse and Recycling




ISBN 9781574443349
Published December 28, 2004 by CRC Press
448 Pages 105 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Industry has grown to recognize the value of disassembly processes across a wide range of products. Increasing legislation that may soon require mandatory recycling of many post-consumed goods and a desire to develop more environmentally benign end-of-life processes has fueled research into this concept. Traditionally, disassembly has been viewed as the reverse of assembly; however, a novel view considers just the opposite, leading to a more optimized disassembly process.

Disassembly Modeling for Assembly, Maintenance, Reuse, and Recycling presents this approach in the context of the entire product life cycle. The book examines disassembly on the intermediate level, incorporating design for disassembly, concurrent design, and reverse logistics. In this first text to supply a comprehensive discussion of the theories and methodologies associated with this approach, the authors incorporate real world case examples to explore the three main areas of application of the theory: assembly optimization, maintenance and repair, and end-of-life processing.

This is a timely resource for companies that wish to enact environmentally conscious systems efficiently. With an analysis of associated costs, system design requirements, advantages, and expected results, this is also an indispensable tool for researchers, mechanical and industrial engineers, and professionals involved in concurrent design.

Table of Contents

DISASSEMBLY PRACTICE
Introduction
Assembly and Disassembly History
Levels of Aggregation
Disassembly Optimization
Basic Terminology
Product Modeling
Summary of the Chapters
References
Context of the End-Of-Life Disassembly
Introduction
Industrial Ecology
Complex Products
Complex Products Waste
Breakdown Analyses of Some Prominent Complex Products
Conclusion
References
The Disassembly Process
Introduction
The Product
The Process
Cost Metrics
Revenue Metrics
Economic Optimization
Economic-Ecological (Eco-Eco) Models
Example: Disassembly of Discarded Cars
Conclusion
References
DISASSEMBLY SEQUENCING
Disassembly Network Features
Introduction
Disassembly Process Representation
Unconstrained Products
Topologically Constrained Products
Weakly Connected Products
Geometrically Constrained Products
Conclusion
Appendices
References
Geometrical Constraints and Precedence Relationships
Introduction
Earlier Research on Precedence Relationships
Bourjault's Method
The Cut-Set Method
A Moderately Complex Example
m-Disassemblable Products
Complex AND/OR Relationships
Three-Dimensional Applications
Disassembly Precedence Graphs
Constrained Connection Diagrams
Conclusion
References
Surface- and Direction-Oriented Analysis, and Modularity
Introduction
Product Representation and Classes
Surface-Oriented Analysis
Direction-Oriented Approach
Interference Graphs
Modularity Analysis
Stability Analysis
Force-Flow Analysis
Conclusion
References
Selecting the Optimum Disassembly Sequence
Introduction
Sequence Independent Costs
Sequence Dependent Costs, Heuristics, and Restricted Exact Methods
Rigorous Exact Methods
Demand-Dependent Problems
Conclusion
References
DISASSEMBLY PLANNING
Disassembly to Order Problems: Multi-Criteria Methods
Introduction
Multi-Criteria Methodologies
Goal Programming
Linear Physical Programming
Conclusion
References
Disassembly Line Balancing Problems
Introduction
An Assembly Line Versus a Disassembly Line
Balancing a Disassembly Line
Description of the Disassembly Line Balancing Problem
Heuristic and Metaheuristic Methods For Solving the DLBP
Conclusion
References

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