An Environmental Impact/Cost Model for Evaluating Multiple Feature-Based Machining Methods

  • Raoudha GahaEmail author
  • Abdelmajid Benamara
  • Bernard Yannou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


For a designed part, if different sets of features are used for machining, the manufacturing Environmental impacts (EIs) as well as cost may vary. In this research, a new methodology based on feature technology is proposed in order to help designer till detail design phase to choose the most optimal compromise Environmental Impact/Cost in manufacturing process. Hence an Environmental impact/Cost model is presented. This model follows the activities required for machining a set of features which are tool set-ups, fixturing set-ups and machining tool paths. The paper starts by presenting features based models which are the base of the methodology proposed. Then, a state of the art about using Feature technology in reducing on one side manufacturing cost and on the other side manufacturing environmental impacts is presented. Finally an environmental impact/cost methodology for evaluating multiple feature-base machining methods is proposed.


Environmental evaluation cost estimation features technology detail design CAD LCA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raoudha Gaha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdelmajid Benamara
    • 1
  • Bernard Yannou
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire Genie Mecanique, Ecole Nationale d’Ingenieurs de MonastirUniversite de MonastirMonastirTunisia
  2. 2.Laboratoire Genie Industriel, Ecole Centra Paris, Grande Voie des VignesChatenay-MalabryFrance

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