Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Flexibility


Developing of Integrated Process Planning System for Flexible Manufacturing Environment

Mithal A. Albassam; Amjad B. Alhadeethi; Husam A. Abd Ali

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 14, Pages 2670-2684

Recently, manufacturing systems are striving for an integrated manufacturing environment. The main aim of this research is to propose methodology and develop a system for generating flexible process plan according to Non-linear process planning approach (NLPP) which is based on a shop floor condition named flexible process plans for all parts before entering the shop floor. Four types of flexibility have been considered which can be related with the part manufacturing. Firstly, sequencing flexibility indicate to the possibility of the sequence interchanging in which required manufacturing operations are performed. Secondly, processing flexibility is refers to the possibility of producing the same manufacturing feature with alternative processes. Thirdly, machine tools flexibility is determined by the possibility of performing an operation on more than one machine and the last is cutting tools flexibility which refers to the possibility of producing the manufacturing feature with alternative cutting tool, the researcher creates mathematical model for each activity of process planning to provide mathematical solution for each one. The developed system basically consists of two modules; firstly, Product design module adopted to define design; secondly process planning module divided into five sub-modules: machining sequence, process selection, machine tools selection, cutting tools selection and machining time sub-modules.

Evaluation of the Hydraulic Performance Indicators for Al- Ibrahim Irrigation Canal in the South of Iraq

Jaafar S. Maatooq; Ghazwan A. Kadhim

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 3, Pages 623-635

This study was concerned for steady flow in open canals of different flow conditions that may exist in irrigation system. To achieve this objective, AL-Ibrahim Canal Located South of Iraq has been selected from numerous irrigation systems having deficiencies between demand requirements and actual supply, due to a problematic of distribution and management. The field works consists the measurements of stages at outlets,at upstream, and at downstream head regulators .The study adopted nineteen actual cases of discharge along six months, two or more measurements at each month during the study period,between November 2013 to April 2014.The main objectives of the present study are; analysis the actual operation of irrigation canal and evaluated indicators then the HEC-RAS model was applied to achieve these objectives. Themax. stage and discharges measurements at head regulator during the study period was4.415 m3/sec at Jan.2014,where it less than a target discharge , so the outlets along canal should not be operated at the same time especially if the gate of the outlets are fully opened , because for entire operation numerous outlets will take discharge higher than the target.The study has shown that it doesn'toperatethe channel and access to the standard of performance but several scenarios have been prepared depending on the discharge at head regulator.