Research on Module Partition Strategy of Optional Disassembly
Optional disassembly could fulfill the process that parts remove from assembly, which is useful for product maintain, discarding and recycle. Total disassembly planning algorithm can be obtained through proper analysis and evaluation, however that is a difficult process. It is hard to obtain optimal solutions when a huge number of parts are to be removed from an assembly. Exponential explosion during the process of disassembly sequence generation has become a bottleneck for a long time due to over large number of parts included in the product. To solve this problem, an approach based on the modulization is proposed in the paper to generate the disassembly sequence. To partition modules of manufacture equipments, the module identifying method based on multi-rule decision can effectively solve the explosive problem. This method deals with the restrictions and limits of parts before disassembly, hence making disassembly more like the situation of the fact which is limiting the quantity of disassembly combinations, enhancing the efficiency of disassembly and making disassembly much easier.
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
W. L. Wang and J. T. Zhang, "Research on Module Partition Strategy of Optional Disassembly", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 419-420, pp. 69-72, 2010