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Disassembly Modeling for Assembly, Maintenance, Reuse and Recycling

1st Edition

By A.J.D. (Fred) Lambert, Surendra M. Gupta

CRC Press

448 pages | 105 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Series

Resource Management

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC020000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing