Neural computing-based design of components for cellular manufacturing
International Journal of Production Research
In this paper, a neuro computing approach for integrating design and manufacturing engineering is developed. Products and components have been traditionally designed without considering constraints imposed by a manufacturing system. With the introduction of concurrent engineering, design and manufacturing engineering are viewed as an integrated area A three layer neural network that integrates several manufacturing functions is constructed for designing a cellular manufacturing system. The neuro computing system proposed provides a designer with the desired features that meet the current manufacturing constraints for design of a new component. The proposed methodology overcomes the typical limitations of neutral networks such as the internal representation and training problem, and proves to be appropriate for concurrent engineering. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of International Journal of Production Research is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
Published Article/Book Citation
International Journal of Production Research, 34:7 (1996) pp.1777
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