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Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes

International Research and Development

Book

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. R. Venkata Rao
    Pages 1-54
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 361-380

About this book

Introduction

Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes presents a comprehensive review of the latest international research and development trends in the modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes, with a focus on machining. It uses examples of various manufacturing processes to demonstrate advanced modeling and optimization techniques.   Both basic and advanced concepts are presented for various manufacturing processes, mathematical models, traditional and non-traditional optimization techniques, and real case studies. The results of the application of the proposed methods are also covered and the book highlights the most useful modeling and optimization strategies for achieving best process performance.   In addition to covering the advanced modeling, optimization and environmental aspects of machining processes, Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes also covers the latest technological advances, including rapid prototyping and tooling, micromachining, and nano-finishing.   Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes is written for designers and manufacturing engineers who are responsible for the technical aspects of product realization, as it presents new models and optimization techniques to make their work easier, more efficient, and more effective. It is also a useful text for practitioners, researchers, and advanced students in mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering.

Keywords

CP7113 Iterative Mathematical Search Techniques Manufacturing Processes Mathematical Modelling Meta-Heuristics Multi-Objective Optimization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Mechanical Engineering DepartmentS.V. National Institute of TechnologySuratIndia

About the authors

Dr. R. Venkata Rao is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, India. His institute is directly under the financial and administrative control of the Government of India. He has 21 years of teaching and research experience. He was deputed by the Government of India to Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand as a visiting Professor in 2008 and 2010. He gained his B.Tech in 1988, M.Tech in 1991, and Ph.D. in 2002. Dr. Rao's research interests include: CAD/CAM, CIMS, advanced optimization techniques, and fuzzy multiple attribute decision making methods. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings and received national and international awards for best research work. He has been a reviewer to many national and international journals and on the editorial boards of few International journals.

 

He has already authored three books entitled “Decision Making in the Manufacturing Environment Using Graph Theory and Fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making Methods” and “Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes: International Research and development” and “Mechanical Design Optimization Using Advanced Optimization Techniques” and all these books have been published by Springer Verlag, UK in 2007, 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes: International Research and Development presents a comprehensive review on the latest research and development trends at international level for modelling and optimisation of various manufacturing processes, particularly the machining processes... The book consists of six chapters... In isolation, all these chapters would also be deemed good pieces of academic work. They are well laid out with good contemporary referencing.

Throughout the book, using examples of various processes, the author has demonstrated the possibilities for process modelling and optimisation with advanced techniques. The book presents thorough literature review on each of the manufacturing processes considered, various mathematical models, traditional and advanced optimisation techniques, results of applications of the proposed techniques and highlights the best optimisation strategies to achieve the best process performance. The algorithms and computer codes for the advanced optimisation techniques included in the Appendix of the book will be very useful to the readers. The author has presented the techniques to a correct level and readers of this book will easily be able to follow and implement the techniques on comparable problems. The structure of the book is clear and easy to follow.

J. Paulo Davim (Int. J. Machining and Machinability of Materials, Vol. 10, Nos. 1/2, 2011)

The book presents thorough literature of various manufacturing processes, mathematical models, traditional and non-traditional optimisation techniques, real case studies, results of applications of the proposed methods, and highlights the best modelling and optimisation strategies to achieve the best process performance…

 

This book, in its six-chapter structure, consists of numerous references and reveals a detailed overview of international research and development efforts in the subject area. This is considered a big advantage of the book for interested readers who wish to collect relevant information in one single volume for quick references. The examples included in the book will certainly help the readers to better understand the advanced modelling and optimisations techniques and re-apply them properly to their practical problems both in academic and in industrial settings.

 

Lihui Wang. (International. Journal of Manufacturing Research, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2011)