This book covers various multiple-criteria decision making (mcdm) methods for modeling and optimization of advanced manufacturing processes (AMPs). Processes such as non-conventional machining, rapid prototyping, environmentally conscious machining and hybrid machining are finally put together in a single book. It highlights the research advances and discusses the published literature of the last 15 years in the field. Case studies of real life manufacturing situations are also discussed.
Presents new decision making models for modeling and optimization of processes
Lists applications in real life manufacturing situations
Captures the complete discussion of the literature of the last 15 years in the field
Jagadish is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, India. His areas of interests are Modeling of advanced manufacturing process, Green manufacturing and Applied soft computing techniques.
Kapil Gupta is an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Advanced machining processes, sustainable manufacturing, precision engineering and gear technology are the areas of his interest and specialization. Currently, he is doing research in advanced/modern machining, sustainable manufacturing and gear engineering.
This chapter contains two sections: First section is related to a brief introduction to advanced manufacturing process (AMP), types, need of modeling and optimization of AMPs. The second section contains introduction to MCDM techniques, a brief overview of the latest research and development trends in modeling and optimization of AMPs based on MCDM approaches.
2. 2. Modeling and Optimization of EDM/WEDM (Approx. 25 pages)
Contains a basic introduction, experimental details, proposed MCDM method, followed by demonstration of the proposed MCDM method, and a case study on process parameter optimization of EDM and WEDM process during the machining of metallic materials.
3. 3. Modeling and Optimization of Abrasive Water Jet Machining (Approx. 15 pages)
Includes a brief introduction, experimental and material details, proposed MCDM technique, validation of the proposed technique via a case study on process parameter optimization of AWJM process of polymer composites machining.
4. 4. Modeling and Optimization of UltraSonic Machining (Approx. 15 pages)
Covers an elementary introduction, material, and experimental methods, suggested MCDM approach and followed by authentication of suggested approach by taking an example of USM process parameter optimization on machining of ceramic composites.
5. 5. Modeling and Optimization of Rapid Prototyping process (Approx. 15 pages)
Contains a basic introduction, material, and experimental methods, proposed MCDM method, followed by a demonstration of proposed MCDM method taking a case study on process parameter optimization of 3D Printer on processing of ceramic 3D products.