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Investigation on the Convergence of the Genetic Algorithm of an Aerodynamic Feeding System due to the Enlargement of the Solution Space

Investigation on the Convergence of the Genetic Algorithm of an Aerodynamic Feeding System due to the Enlargement of the Solution Space

Kategorien Konferenz (reviewed)
Jahr 2020
Autoren Kolditz, T.; Ince, C.; Raatz, A.
Veröffentlicht in 9th International Precision Assembly Seminar (IPAS), Kitzbühel, Österreich (accepted)
Beschreibung

To meet the demands for flexible assembly technology, an aerodynamic feeding system has been developed. The system autonomously finds the optimal configuration of four parameters - two angles of inclination, nozzle pressure and component speed - using a genetic algorithm, which has been presented in earlier work. To increase the flexibility of the feeding system, an actuator was implemented, that enables the variation of the nozzle position orthogonally to the moving direction of the components. This paper investigates the effects of the more flexible flow against the components on their behavior when passing the nozzle. Additionally, the nozzle position was implemented into the genetic algorithm as a fifth parameter. Therefore, the impact of the enlargement of the solution space of the genetic algorithm due to the implementation of a fifth parameter is investigated in this paper as well.