Soft Computing and Fractal Theory for Intelligent Manufacturing

Soft Computing and Fractal Theory for Intelligent Manufacturing

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We describe in this book, new methods for intelligent manufacturing using soft computing techniques and fractal theory. Soft Computing (SC) consists of several computing paradigms, including fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms, which can be used to produce powerful hybrid intelligent systems. Fractal theory provides us with the mathematical tools to understand the geometrical complexity of natural objects and can be used for identification and modeling purposes. Combining SC techniques with fractal theory, we can take advantage of the qintelligenceq provided by the computer methods and also take advantage of the descriptive power of the fractal mathematical tools. Industrial manufacturing systems can be considered as non-linear dynamical systems, and as a consequence can have highly complex dynamic behaviors. For this reason, the need for computational intelligence in these manufacturing systems has now been well recognized. We consider in this book the concept of qintelligent manufacturingq as the application of soft computing techniques and fractal theory for achieving the goals of manufacturing, which are production planning and control, monitoring and diagnosis of faults, and automated quality control. As a prelude, we provide a brief overview of the existing methodologies in Soft Computing. We then describe our own approach in dealing with the problems in achieving intelligent manufacturing. Our particular point of view is that to really achieve intelligent manufacturing in real-world applications we need to use SC techniques and fractal theory.Stepping motors are widely used in robotics and in the numerical control of machine tools where they have to perform ... The closed-loop control scheme entails in incorporating engineering knowledge into the automatic control system byanbsp;...

Title:Soft Computing and Fractal Theory for Intelligent Manufacturing
Author:Oscar Castillo, Patricia Melin
Publisher:Physica - 2012-08-11


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