Modeling of machine tools using smart interlocking software blocks


Nassehi, A. and Newman, S. T., 2012. Modeling of machine tools using smart interlocking software blocks. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 61 (1), pp. 435-438.

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    Machine tools are traditionally designed to maximize performance, precision and repeatability of manufacturing processes. New criteria for design including maximizing energy efficiency and reconfigurability are now emerging. In this paper, a novel methodology is proposed for representing machine tool elements as smart interlocking software blocks that are dynamically structured based on predefined ontology and then combined to form a holistic model of a machine tool. This model can be used to assess, simulate and optimize the machine tool against a range of criteria. A prototype implementation of the methodology is demonstrated using two test cases for kinematics and power usage.


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    CreatorsNassehi, A.and Newman, S. T.
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    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
    Publisher StatementNassehi_CIRP-An_2012.pdf: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, vol 61, issue 1, 2012, DOI 10.1016/j.cirp.2012.03.051
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