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Subject Area: Managing Quality
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|Title:||Optimal disassembly sequencing strategy using constraint programming approach|
|Author(s):||Xavier Zwingmann, (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS), Québec City, Canada), Daoud Ait-Kadi, (Département Génie Mécanique, Centre de recherche sur les Technologies de l'Organisation Réseau (CENTOR), Université Laval, Québec City, Canada), Amadou Coulibaly, (Laboratoire de Génie de la Conception, INSA de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France), Bernard Mutel, (Laboratoire de Génie de la Conception, INSA de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France)|
|Citation:||Xavier Zwingmann, Daoud Ait-Kadi, Amadou Coulibaly, Bernard Mutel, (2008) "Optimal disassembly sequencing strategy using constraint programming approach", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 14 Iss: 1, pp.46 - 58|
|Keywords:||Assembly, Automatic programming, Mechanical components, Parts|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/13552510810861932 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The research work reported here was completed thanks to the financial support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) and the Technical Aids Program of the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework to identify all the feasible disassembly sequences for a multi-component product and to find an optimal disassembly sequence, according to specific criteria such as cost, duration, profit, etc.
Design/methodology/approach – Taking into account topological and geometrical constraints of a product structure, an AND/OR disassembly graph is built. Each graph node represents a feasible subassembly. Two nodes
Findings – If a cost
Research limitations/implications – The proposed approach performs very well compared to other approaches published in the literature, even when applied to products requiring parallel disassembly and including a large number of parts.
Practical implications – This approach has been successfully applied to assess the wheelchair maintainability at the design stage and will be implemented in CAD systems. One other application, regarding the disassembly process and total revenue maximization for product recycling, is now under consideration.
Originality/value – Applying constraint programming to efficiently generate the set of the feasible subassemblies constitutes the main contribution in this paper. This process is the hardest step in the disassembly sequencing problem.
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