Algorithm for Multiple Disassembly and Parallel Assemblies

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D. Dutta

Design Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

T. C. Woo

Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

J. Eng. Ind 117(1), 102-109 (Feb 01, 1995) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2803269 History: Received February 01, 1993; Revised February 01, 1994; Online January 17, 2008


We consider the geometric problem of generating efficient sequences for disassembling components. First, a classification of assemblies is proposed based on logical, dimensional and geometric complexities, and a simple method is outlined for recognizing parallel and sequential assemblies. Next, an efficient algorithm is outlined for removing multiple components from an assembly. Finally, we consider parallel assemblies and outline two algorithms for their disassembly.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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