Optimum path planning for hole making process

Paper Topic :

Production

Author Name :

Santosh Khalkar

Abstract :

This paper deals with the optimization of hole-making operations in conditions where a hole may need several tools to get completed and to provide an efficient solution by using real coded Genetic Algorithm. The objective of interest in the considered problem is to minimize the summation of tool airtime and tool switch time. This objective is affected by the sequence through which each operation of each hole is done. The problem is formulated as a mathematical model. The paper includes an illustrative example which shows the application of the proposed algorithm to optimize the sequence of hole-making operations in a typical industrial part. The performance of the proposed algorithm is tested through solving real industrial problem. The computational result conducted in this research indicates that the proposed method is both effective and efficient.

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