Date of Award

Spring 1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Manufacturing Engineering Division

First Advisor

Nouri Levy

Second Advisor

R. S. Sodhi

Third Advisor

MengChu Zhou

Abstract

The chore of this work was to develop a Group Technology Classification Code which can represent the full gamut of simple, rotational parts. The automated coding plan is developed to alleviate the endeavor of the process planner to plan the tasks related to the manufacturing of a specific part. The 15 digits were devised from the Japanese KK-3 Classification and Coding system. The KK-3 System contains 21 digits. Our aim is to minimize the code length, and concurrently to eliminate the redundancies. As a result, a 15 digit G.T. Code is created. The proposed plan also generates the operation logic with the aid of the 15 digit G. I Code and the machines available in the database of the system. The program is designed to run on vax/vms 5.1. The program for the work has been written in Fortran - 77.

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Manufacturing Commons

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