Automation of Optimization Synthesis for Modular Technological Equipment

Author(s): Zaleta O. M.1*, Povstyanoy O. Yu.1, Ribeiro L. F.2, Redko R. G.1, Bozhko T. Ye.1, Chetverzhuk T. I.1

1 Lutsk National Technical University, 75, Lvivska St., 43018 Lutsk, Ukraine;
2 Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, 253, Alameda de Santa Apolónia, 5300-252 Bragança, Portugal

*Corresponding Author’s Address: [email protected]

Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1 (2023)

Submitted: March 21, 2023
Received in revised form: May 12, 2023
Accepted for publication: May 19, 2023
Available online: May 22, 2023

Zaleta O. M., Povstyanoy O. Yu., Ribeiro L. F., Redko R. G., Bozhko T. Ye., Chetverzhuk T. I. (2023). Automation of optimization synthesis for modular technological equipment. Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 10(1), pp. A6-A14, doi: 10.21272/jes.2023.10(1).a2

DOI: 10.21272/jes.2023.10(1).a2

Research Area:  MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING: Machines and Tools

Abstract. Technological equipment design based on functionally modular methods is widely used in various technical fields. The designed object can be a technological machine, a production line, or a manufacturing complex. Special attention is paid to the optimization of its structure. The sequence of performing all stages of the optimization synthesis problem is presented in the article. To find a solution to this task, the developer should apply the complete or directed search of acceptable structure options and determine the best one using some optimization criteria to evaluate their quality. It can be simple enough if the designed technical system structure consists of no more than several elements. For example, if the number of alternative elements options is several dozen, it takes much time to accomplish the search correctly. Thus, the greater the number of components considered, the more difficult it is to do all the necessary calculations manually. In this case, machine resources should be involved. This scientific work aims to identify procedures of optimization synthesis that can be automated. Also, appropriate software has to be developed. Our computer program is based on the algorithm of a complete search of all options of the technical system structure. It can process an extensive array of input data and produce all possible and logically permissible results in the form the designer can analyze using the Pareto method to choose the best one. This software can be used for any technical system with a modular structure.

Keywords: equipment structure, optimization problem, software, industrialization, innovation, productivity.


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