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|Computational Intelligence in Remanufacturing
Bo Xing, Wen-Jing Gao.
In attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, many alternatives to manufacturing have been recommended from a number of international organizations. Although challenges will arise, remanufacturing has the ability to transform ecological and business value.
Computational Intelligence in...
Introduction to Remanufacturing and Reverse Logistics
This chapter introduces the background knowledge of the main targeted problem considered in this book (i.e., remanufacturing and its associated reverse logistics). The chapter starts with an introduction about the role of remanufacturing in environment protection. Then, the related studies dealing with...
Overview of Computational Intelligence
This chapter presents an overview of computational intelligence. The chapter starts with an introduction about the issue of computational intelligence. Then, the related methodologies used in the book are discussed in the next section. Right after this, the use of computational intelligence...
Used Product Collection Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms
This chapter addresses the collected used products transportation issue (i.e., used products are first transported from a set of collection points to a sorting centre and then returned to a facility for remanufacturing). The chapter starts with an introduction about the importance of transporting these...
Used Product Remanufacturability Evaluation Using Fuzzy Logic
This chapter focuses on the multi-objective methodology to establish an evaluation model for returned components and products. The chapter starts with an introduction about the issue of remanufacturability and the importance of the product information technology. Then, the related studies dealing with...
Used Product Delivery Optimization Using Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation
This chapter aims at enhancing the scientific knowledge in reverse transportation by focusing on how returns in reverse systems can be effectively transported to offshore destinations. The authors argue that transportation action requires the seaport terminal actors to implement a set of coordination...
Reprocessing Cell Layout Optimization Using Hybrid Ant Systems
This chapter describes the role of reprocessing cell layout design in reducing the material handling cost at the used product post-disassembly stage. The chapter begins with the discussion of material handling cost issues encountered at the reusable parts reprocessing phase. Then, related studies in...
Re-Machining Parameter Optimization Using Firefly Algorithms
This chapter presents a novel approach for identification of the re-machining parameters. The chapter starts with an introduction about the significant role of re-machining at the reprocessing stage. Then, the related studies dealing with the selection of optimum machining parameters are discussed in...
Batch Order Picking Optimization Using Ant System
This chapter concentrates on the batch order picking for remanufactured product distribution. The chapter starts with an introduction about the issue of secondary sales channels that arise in the remanufactured product redistribution phase and the delivery-oriented service strategy in remarketing....
Conclusions and Emerging Topics
This chapter closes the book, and it consists of three sections. The chapter starts with an introduction about the main issues in this book and the corresponding methodologies employed to address these problems. Then an overview of the work done in each previous chapter is summarized in the next...
Design Optimization of Active and Passive Structural Control Systems
Nikos D Lagaros, Vagelis Plevris, Chara Ch Mitropoulou.
A typical engineering task during the development of any system is, among others, to improve its performance in terms of cost and response. Improvements can be achieved either by simply using design rules based on the experience or in an automated way by using optimization methods that lead to optimum...
Optimal Placement of Controller for Seismic Structures
Gian Paolo Cimellaro.
The objective of this chapter is to evaluate different methodologies for the optimal placement and innovative design of passive energy dissipation systems which are being used to reduce vibrations of civil engineering structures subject to earthquakes. For large civil engineering structures it is...
Optimal Placement of Viscous Dampers for Seismic Building Design
Jessica K. Whittle, Martin S. Williams, Theodore L. Karavasilis, Anthony Blakeborough.
While the use of supplemental damping for improving the seismic performance of buildings has gained acceptance in recent years, there remains a lack of consensus over how dampers should be optimally arranged within a structure. The authors review recent advances in damper placement methodology based on...
Optimal Passive Damper Positioning Techniques: State-of-the-Art
Arun M. Puthanpurayil, Rajesh P Dhakal, Athol J. Carr.
A consolidated review of the current-state-of-the-art on optimal damper positioning techniques is presented in this chapter. The inherent assumptions made in previous research are discussed and substantiated with numerical studies. Earlier studies have shown that optimal distribution of dampers is...
Damper Optimization for Long-Span Suspension Bridges: Formulations and Applications
Hao Wang, Aiqun Li, Zhouhong Zong, Teng Tong, Rui Zhou.
Long-span suspension bridges are becoming prevalent globally with the rapid progress in design methodologies and construction technologies. Although with apparent progress, the balance between excessive displacement and inner forces, under dynamic loads, is still a main concern because of increased...