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A New Sequence Evolution Approach to Assembly Planning

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H. Fujimoto, M. F. Sebaaly

Nagoya Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466 Nagoya, Japan

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 122(1), 198-205 (Jan 01, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.538897 History: Received June 01, 1997; Revised January 01, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
Topics: Manufacturing
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(a) Schematic diagram of sequence sets; (b) Cartesian diagram for TF
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(a) % information transfer vs./SRAN/i elements, (b) % Information transfer versus {SRAN} families /SRAN/i
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(a) The car alternator example; (b) liaison graph of the car alternator example

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