MECHANICAL PLANT AND EQUIPMENT A
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of this class is to give the basic criteria for the design and management of industrial plants, as complex systems composed by technological plants and facilities that provide economic competitiveness.
Course contents summary
BASIC CRITERIA FOR DESIGN AND CLASSIFICATION OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
feasibility analysis of industrial plants; classification of manufacturing plants; classification of production processes basing on the technology adopted; product-quantity diagram; manual manufacturing processes; economical value of industrial assets; manual assembly processes; group technology
AUTOMATION OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
automation of production processes with fixed cycle; automation of manufacturing processes; monitoring of automated manufacturing processes; automated manufacturing lines; automated assembly lines; flexibility; flexible manufacturing systems; flexible assembly systems; designing and managing of manufacturing systems; criteria for monitoring production systems; performance indicators for industrial plants and related use; reference indexes
LAY OUT OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
phases of lay-out design; process, product and fixed point lay-out; materials flow analysis; relationships between activities; materials flow diagram; activities relationships diagram; required and available area; criteria for assessing lay-out alternatives.
LOCATION OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
criteria for defining the location of industrial plants; methods for assessing location alternatives; greedy descendent algorithm
A.Monte, “Elementi di Impianti Industriali”, vol. I/II, Libreria Cortina Torino
A. Pareschi, Impianti Industriali, Progetto Leonardo, Bologna
S.Fabbri, Impianti Meccanici, Patron