The Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling

November 30, 2010|
The Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling by Seamus M. McGovern
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The definitive guide to the disassembly line

The Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling provides in-depth information on this complex process essential to remanufacturing, recycling, and environmentally conscious manufacturing. This pioneering work offers efficient techniques required to solve problems involving the number of workstations required and the disassembly sequencing of end-of-life products on the disassembly line.

In this book, the disassembly line balancing problem (DLBP) is described, defined mathematically, and illustrated by case studies. Combinatorial optimization methodologies are presented as solutions to the DLBP.

Coverage includes:

  • Graphical representations of products to be disassembled
  • Computational complexity of combinatorial problems
  • Description of the disassembly line and the mathematical model
  • Computational complexity of the DLBP
  • Combinatorial optimization searches
  • Experimental instances
  • Analytical methodologies
  • Exhaustive search
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Ant colony optimization
  • Greedy algorithm
  • Greedy/adjacent element hill climbing hybrid
  • Greedy/2-opt hybrid
  • H-K heuristic
  • Quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis

    This authoritative volume also covers product planning, line and facility design, sequencing and scheduling, inventory, just in time, revenue, and unbalanced lines.

Seamus McGovern Ph.D., is an Electronics Engineer at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. He concurrently holds a commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer, as well as a part-time industrial engineering faculty appointment at Northeastern University. A peer reviewer for six scientif...
Title:The Disassembly Line: Balancing and ModelingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9.3 X 6.3 X 1.11 inShipping dimensions:9.3 X 6.3 X 1.11 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:007162287X

ISBN - 13:9780071622875

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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