Computer integrated machining parameter selection in a job shop using expert systems and algorithms

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


The research for this dissertation is focused on the selection of machining parameters for a job shop using expert systems and algorithms. The machining processes are analyzed in detail and rule based expert systems are developed for the analysis of process plans based on operation and work-material compatibility, the selection of machines, cutting tools, cutting fluids, and tool angles. Data base design is examined for this problem. Algorithms are developed to evaluate the selection of machines and cutting tools based on cost considerations. An algorithm for optimizing cutting conditions in turning operations has been developed. Data framework and evaluation procedures are developed for other machining operations involving different types of machines and tools.