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A state of the art review of IDEFO
Abstract The study of manufacturing systems has generated interest in IDEFO, a structured functional analysis technique for manufacturing. The paper comprises a review of relevant publishedExpand
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The research of inhomogeneity in eddy current sensors
This paper reports the principle of displacement eddy current sensors and highlights the advantages compared with other non-contact sensors. Key factors that influence the sensor accuracy areExpand
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An application of simulated annealing to the optimum design of reinforced concrete retaining structures
Abstract This paper reports on the application of a simulated annealing (SA) algorithm to the minimum cost design of reinforced concrete retaining structures. Cantilever retaining walls areExpand
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A Fieldbus-based intelligent sensor
This paper presents an infrastructure and its function of an intelligent sensor based on a frequency output sensor and Fieldbus. The intelligent sensor embeds the extra functionality into aExpand
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A generic IDEFo model of process planning
A generic IDEFo model of process planning is presented with 23 activity diagrams spanning six levels. Expand
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The design of miniaturised displacement transducers for deep hole diameter measurement
The paper presents a new approach to the design of a miniaturised displacement transducer for deep hole measurement. By exploiting the induced eddy current effects detected by chip coils, the sensorExpand
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Computational algorithms for linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs)
The authors present an equivalent magnetic circuit for a solenoid linear variable differential transformer. Using magnetic circuit theory, the calculations for its magnetic circuit reluctance, mutualExpand
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A coordinate measuring machine vision system
This paper presents a new coordinate measuring machine (CMM) vision system to realise automation of initial workpiece alignment. The system uses one fixed position camera to detect the positions ofExpand
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Constructing virtual environments for manufacturing simulation
Virtual environments (VE) are becoming an important tool for simulating manufacturing systems. A problem in their adoption is the lack of an easy and effective approach to building large and complexExpand
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The Use of IDEFo to Link Design and Manufacture in a CIM Environment
International competition is driving manufacturing executives to place an ever‐growing importance on the formulation of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) strategies as part of their corporateExpand
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