Author

Anil Kumar

Publication Date

1992

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lee, Kwan-Heng

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Industrial Engineering

LCSH

Cutting machines||Rotational motion||Manufacturing processes--Automation

Abstract

An approach to facilitating the task of analyzing the various manufacturing aspects for design changes is to provide the design engineer with a tool capable of supplying information on machining parameter selection, cutting tool selection, and machining time for various machining operations. In this thesis, an expert system that generates cutting parameters, tooling information and machining time for a rotational component is designed. The cutting conditions are based on part features, surface finish requirements and the material used. The system consists of three modules: a feature identification module, a cutting tool selection module and a machining time generation module. A prototype system is developed using PC Plus, an expert system building tool. The prototype system is tested using two sample rotational components. The output of the system is the machining time, the tools to be used to generate the external and internal features of the workpart, and the Opitz code for the rotational component.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-96)

Extent

ix, 160 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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