Disassembly modeling, planning, and application: a review

Ying Tang, Meng Chu Zhou, Eyal Zussman, Reggie Caudill

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Industrial recycling and remanufacturing is practice of growing importance due to the increasing environmental and economic pressures. It involves product disassembly to retrieve the desired parts and/or subassemblies by separating a product into its constituencies. The disassembly process modeling and planning is more challenging than assembly since its termination goal is not necessarily fixed depending on the system status. Moreover, it is uncontested that disassembly is charged with more uncertainty in system structures and component conditions than assembly. This paper reviews recent methods for modeling and process planning in disassembly. Its purpose is to survey state-of-the-art of this emerging area to supply important information for future study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2197-2202
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
StatePublished - 2000
EventICRA 2000: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 24 2000Apr 28 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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