A set of heuristic algorithms for optimal nesting of two-dimensional irregularly shaped sheet-metal blanks

Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (1994) A set of heuristic algorithms for optimal nesting of two-dimensional irregularly shaped sheet-metal blanks. International Journal of Computers in Industry, 24(1), pp. 55-70.

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This paper deals with the development of intelligent nesting algorithms for nesting of irregularly shaped sheet-metal blanks with varying blank geometries. A set of nesting algorithms has been developed to find all the feasible arrangements in such a manner that two arbitrary blanks do not overlap or intersect by considering the constraints of sheet-metal stamping operations, such as bridge width and grain orientation, and to satisfy the design requirements, such as maximizing the strength of the blank when bending is involved as a subsequent operation. The solutions generated by this nesting algorithm are compared favorably with the manual procedures adopted in industry, and also with some of the reviewed algorithms in terms of utilization ratio.

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ID Code: 6152
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: y.prasad@qut.edu.au
Keywords: CAD/CAM, Sheet, metal nesting, Blank layout, Press tools, Computer, aided sheet nesting system, Metal forming
DOI: 10.1016/0166-3615(94)90008-6
ISSN: 0166-3615
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 Elsevier
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:20

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