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An Agent Based Optimization Approach to Manufacturing Process Planning

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Saurabh Deshpande, Jonathan Cagan

Computational Design Lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

J. Mech. Des 126(1), 46-55 (Mar 11, 2004) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1641186 History: Received July 01, 2001; Revised June 01, 2003; Online March 11, 2004
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Forging process schematic
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Continuum of optimizing search strategies
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Base parameter optimization algorithm using agents for a given sequence of processes
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Decreasing number of agents called as algorithm progresses
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Agent-based parameter optimization algorithm for a given sequence of processes
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Integrated Agent based Configuration Algorithm for process sequence and process parameter optimization
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Constraints on geometries of consecutive processes
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Restrictions on input and output geometries of process

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