A new design synthesis model is introduced to enhance manufacturing systems energy sustainability. It uses Design Structure Matrix (DSM) to represent relationships between system components, Cladistics analysis to produce an architectural map of the system at different granularity levels as well as energy consumption data of individual system modules. It synthesizes a system architecture for minimizing its energy consumption. A changeable assembly system is used for demonstration and validation. Results showed that energy consumption of manufacturing systems can be minimized throughout the production planning horizon by system design. Manufacturing systems design for energy sustainability compliments other energy use reduction methods.
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This research was conducted in the IMS Center at the University of Windsor. Research funding from the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Manufacturing Systems are greatly acknowledged.
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- Manufacturing system
- System architecture