Advances in Manufacturing Technology II: Proceedings of the by E. N. Corlett (auth.), Peter F. McGoldrick (eds.)

By E. N. Corlett (auth.), Peter F. McGoldrick (eds.)

EN Corlett Joint-Chairman - COPED, collage of Nottingham, Nottingham, united kingdom The contributions provided to this 3rd nationwide convention exhibit that learn in construction is particularly a lot alive. The substantial numbers of papers on robotics, automation and versatile production platforms, including these in construction keep an eye on and caliber concerns, exhibit that there's a lot paintings happening in our schools, polytechnics and universities regarding glossy tools of manufacture. the way forward for manufacture certainly hinges on larger regulate. keep an eye on over the availability and circulation of fabrics is now keenly sought. regulate over production apparatus can also be a objective, not only to keep up caliber yet to provide flexibility in series and volume. None of those targets for superior functionality is solely a technical topic, even if there's an expanding technical skill to steer them all. to accomplish their strength, they depend upon powerfuble humans in any respect degrees. dialogue with alert managers quickly finds that this can be one among their significant matters. both the folks they've got require extra education, or they can't rent the folks with the talents they want. this is applicable in any respect degrees, and the provision of individuals with competence in manufacture is very low.

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Many have formal veooor audit programmes but no clear understaooing of what they requi,re from their suppliers. Very few custaners are actively involved with their suppliers in helping them to solve quality problems, there appears to be an almost blioo faith in the power of statistical process control to do the trick. It is clear that a number of suppliers assume that introducirv;J SPC is the same as developirv;J a total approach to quality management. "nlere appears to be a dilution of the quality message as requirements are passed down the supply chain.

Prototype tank to evaluate the behaviour of different commercial grades of pipes under notched conditions for a particular load regime. 1 PhYsical lillitations Since the wall thickness of production pipes cannot be tightly controlled. the technique adopted for notchinlr was to keep the retained ligament at prescribe levels. therefore' the notch may only be considered nominal. The Rooke and Cartwl'ight (1976) method of detel'mining K1 fol' an extel'nal l'adial edlre crack in a tube 'subjected to intel'nal preSSUl'e is based on a graph of K1/Ko versus a/(R2-R1) on which there are characteristic RI/R2 curves and where KO= 2P(R1)2(wa)1/2 --------------- R4I 2 - R12 where p ~ internal pressure.

Although the two curves cross at a shear stress corresponding to the MFI they have no relation to each other at any other point. This figure demonstrates the extremely limited value of the MFI - it highlights the fact that the MFI is nothing more than a single pOint flow curve. Advances in Manufacturing Technology 54 Similarly Figure (3) shows the flow curves (shear stress vs shear rate) for LOPE and LLOPE both with MFIs of about 19110 mins crossing at the shear stress corresponding to the MFI.

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