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Cellular manufacturing (CM) is an important application of group technology (GT) that can be used to enhance both flexibility and efficiency in today's small-to-medium lot production environment. The crucial step in the design of a CM system is the cell formation (CF) problem that involves grouping parts into families and machines into cells. The CF problem(More)
The crucial step in the design of a Cellular Manufacturing (CM) system is the Cell Formation (CF) problem. This problem consists of identifying the part families and the machine groups and, consequently, forming manufacturing cells. The aim of this paper is to formulate a new multivariate approach based on a correlation analysis for solving CF problem. The(More)
This paper proposes a study of a milling process planning to determine the tolerancing for manufacturing using statistical tool. The deviation between the machined surface and the surface corresponding to the nominal one due to combined errors is expressed in terms of the small displacement torsor parameters. These parameters are considered as random(More)
Optimization of integrated mechatronic design is a complex process characterized by an important number of requirements, design variables, constraints and objectives. Therefore, it is very important to efficiently decompose the system design problem into a set of quasi-separable sub-problems to reduce the design complexity and minimize the computational(More)
Cellular Manufacturing is one such strategy, which has emerge as an important technique to cope up with fast changing industrial demands and for the application of newer manufacturing systems. This research work has been carried out as a case study in an automotive parts manufacturing company with the objective of designing the cells, evaluating it and(More)
The aim of this study is the optimization of stem shaking conditions in the mechanical harvesting of olive fruits. In order to study the influence of different shakers on the dynamic response of “Chemlali”, the main olive variety in Tunisia, a finite element numerical modeling was undertaken. The olive tree is modeled by three-dimension beams. Each beam has(More)