Automatically generating assembly sequences with an ontology-based approach

Yanru Zhong, Chaohao Jiang, Yuchu Qin, Guoyu Yang, Meifa Huang, Xiaonan Luo

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Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to present and develop an ontologybased approach for automatic generation of assembly sequences.
Design/methodology/approach-In this approach, an assembly sequence
planning ontology is constructed to represent the structure and interrelationship of product geometry information and assembly process information. In the
constructed ontology, a number of reasoning rules are defined to describe assembly knowledge and experience. Based on the ontology with reasoning rules, an algorithm for automatically generating assembly sequences is designed and implemented.
Findings-The effectiveness of this approach is verified via applying it to
generate the assembly sequences of a gear reducer.
Originality/value-The main contribution of the paper is presenting and
developing an ontology-based approach for automatically generating assembly
sequences. This approach can provide a feasible solution for the issue that mathematics based assembly sequence generation approaches have great difficulty in explicitly representing assembly experience and knowledge
LanguageEnglish
JournalAssembly Automation
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Sep 2019

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Zhong, Y., Jiang, C., Qin, Y., Yang, G., Huang, M., & Luo, X. (Accepted/In press). Automatically generating assembly sequences with an ontology-based approach. Assembly Automation.
Zhong, Yanru ; Jiang, Chaohao ; Qin, Yuchu ; Yang, Guoyu ; Huang, Meifa ; Luo, Xiaonan. / Automatically generating assembly sequences with an ontology-based approach. In: Assembly Automation. 2019.
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Automatically generating assembly sequences with an ontology-based approach. / Zhong, Yanru; Jiang, Chaohao; Qin, Yuchu; Yang, Guoyu; Huang, Meifa; Luo, Xiaonan.

In: Assembly Automation, 28.09.2019.

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