Technical feasibility

PART a: IDENTIFICATION OF R&D Result

PARTEA A: Identificarea rezultatului cercetării-deZvoltării (CD)

·         The project team

             Echipa proiectului

Advisor’s Name:Nume: Department of Technologies and Materials
Phone:Telefon:  +40.723.163396
E-mail: dumitrudc10@yahoo.com   
Expecting date of valorization plan submission:Data aşteptată pentru trimiterea planului de valorizare  15.01.2012

·         Identification of R&D activity

Identificarea activităţii de cercetare-dezvoltare (CD)

Acronym:Acronim: DTM
Author of the R&D result:Autorul rezultatului CD:  Dr. Eng. Dumitru Constantin
Company or University:Companie sau Universitate:  UNIVERSITY OF  CRAIOVA, ROMANIA 
Phone:Telefon:  +40.723.163396
E-mail:  dumitrudc10@yahoo.com
Sector:Domeniu:  ENG – Engineering
Type of the R&D result:Tipul rezultatului CD:  Information Product

PART B: VALORISATION PLAN

Partea B: Planul de valorizare

SECTION I: Testing

SECŢIUNEA I: Testarea/încercarea

 

1

Has the R & D result been tested?A fost testat/încercat rezultatul CD?

YES

Da

NO

Nu

NO

 

The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1

Următoarea întrebare este formulată în legătură cu răspunsul la întrebarea 1

 

If yes

Dacă răspunsul a fost DA:

 

1a

In what mode has the result been tested?•           Prototype

•           Pilot Application

•           Alpha/BETA testing

În ce mod a fost testat/încercat rezultatul?

•           Prototip

•           Aplicaţie Pilot

•           Incercare Alpha/BETA

 
1b. Please describe and discuss the testing resultsVa rugăm să descrieţi rezultatele testate/încercate

 

If no:

Dacă răspunsul a fost NU:

1c

Describe what type of testing does the R&D result need?Descrieţi ce tip de testare/încercare necesită rezultatul CD?
Detailed commentComentariu detaliat

The overall aim of the research is to develop a software product to optimize by simulating the robotic manufacturing systems. An optimization problem represents a required criterion meant to represent a maximum or minimum. The graphic engine is presented that was developed for this application and the techniques used in it. There are also presented the algorithms designed and implemented, both in graphical (animated) and the kinematic models. Finally, are displayed the experimental tests implemented ​​and conclusions are drawn.

 

1d. What is the time needed for testing?Care este perioada de timp necesară testări?
Time for testing, testing and approval is estimated at 120 working days.
1e. What is the cost needed for testing?Care este costul necesar pentru testare?
The costs of software product (research, design, validation) are estimated at 9500 Euro.Costs of testing, probing and homologation of functional model are estimated to be 1400 Euro.

SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development

SECŢIUNEA 2: Stadiul actual de dezvoltare

 

2a

To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )În ce măsură dispune echipa de resursele necesare pentru a asigura fabricarea noului produs? (Cercetători, resurse umane, hardware, etc.)
University of Craiova is one of the most important institutions of higher education in South-West Oltenia, with managerial experience in scientific research; academic staff is engaging in both fundamental and applied research in all areas, as well as consulting and expertise.

The research team in this structure possess the resources needed to ensure that the development of the new product (researchers, human resources, hardware etc.). It has a long time experience both in research and in development of IT products. Available are “Laboratory of Computer Aided Design”, “Enterprise Simulator Lab” as well as other laboratories and workshops of the department. At the same time it is available also the existing base of knowledge and information in the research field.
The research team is able to fully complete the project according to required quality parameters, with appropriate funding, within set-up deadline. In supporting this view we hereby present the following points:
- Research team includes experts who are nationally and internationally recognized, with significant results in the software development, that are validated in publications and research skills in every direction expected;
- The existence in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, of endowment with equipment and software  that provide a sound basis for design, testing and probing.

IT product is the result of research and experimentation conducted by a team of experts.  In this respect, the team is available for technical consulting, advice, so that potential partners can start up the implementation of the new IT product.

2b

What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?Care sunt aspectele tehnice ce trebuie abordate pentru lansarea în fabricaţie, dacă sunt necesare?
Based on innovative solutions for IT product design and development, the following steps are required:
- working-out of design concept and requirements;
- model construction;
- model checking-up and validation (constructing the model with a high degree of validity);
-validation of model assumptions; comparing the  input / output quantities of model with quantities of the real system;
- system behavior simulation, be it real or virtual;
- prototype testing , probing and homologation;

Also, over the implementation phase the instructions for setting-up and exploitation are  completed on the IT product.

2c

What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?Ce resurse tehnice suplimentare sunt necesare pentru fabricarea acestui nou produs?
IT product is used to simulate dynamic systems with discrete events. Simulation with this product involves two steps:
- Petri network modeling;
- simulation of its operation.
Thus the following can be achieved:
- graphical construction of models;
- change the model parameters (positions, transitions, arcs) and structure
- navigation by model;
- monitoring the simulation results.

For the new product development the following technical solutions are required to find out:
- manufacturing scenario (input, output);
- system resources (machines, robots, devices);
- planning the resources location to validate by  simulation of accuracy in moving parts between different workstations.

For their implementation in software structure further research is required by firms specializing in these areas.

 

 

2d

Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.Evaluarea generală a stadiului actual de dezvoltare tehnică
Detailed commentComentariu detaliat

On market there a broad range of software products that can be used over different phases of design and operation of flexible manufacturing systems, such as: project planning, modeling, functional analysis and simulation.

SIMPROCESS – is a simulation tool based on MODISIM III simulation language. It is used for simulation in industrial environments to reduce risk arising from the introduction of new equipment and technologies to manufacture new products.

WITNESS OPTIMIZER module significantly reduces the time needed to experimenting by automatically searching the optimal solution. Modelled parameters to be optimized are numerous and they include: processing time, number of operators, speed. The software has the following advantages: an intelligent help in optimizing production; a quick confirmation of good solutions; confirming that the solution found is statistically robust.

Choosing a suitable software product and accurate & concise modeling of the software system enable a correct simulation whereby errors are minimal.

SECTION 3: Deployment

SECŢIUNEA 3: Lansarea în fabricaţie

3a

Define the demands for large scale production in terms ofDefiniţi cererea pentru producţia de masă în funcţie de:
  • Materials
  • Materiale
After setting-up and testing the experimental model, setting of all suppliers of materials, components and subassemblies required to develop the IT product, as well as delivery terms, proceed to implementation in production, namely the product promotion on domestic and international market.
  • technologies, tools, machineries
  • Tehnologii, utilaje, maşini
For implementation of  IT product  information in practical framework, the following are required:
- Identifying target groups and organizations that can participate in the optimization programme of manufacturing products (technical universities, high-schools, real companies);
- detailing the main activities required to implement the IT product and their grouping into five major categories:
-market research activities,
-preliminary investigation activities,
-investment activities,
-activities for operators’ training,
-activities of advertising, publicity and expertise;
Use the survey in determining the impact of IT product in the region South West Oltenia.
  • Staff effort
  • Resurse umane
Estimated human resource requirements for implementation of IT product will be:
- Market survey personnel;
- Personnel for investment;
- Personnel for training operators;
- Personnel for activities of advertising, promotoon and expertise.

 

 

SECTION 4: Overall Assessment

SECŢIUNEA 4: Evaluare generală

 

1

What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?Care este evaluarea generală a fezabilităţii tehnice pentru rezultatul CD?
Logistics systems can be easily analyzed using a simulation tool, if the instrument provides the elements needed to create a model. For the IT product described these elements are:

modules and objects.
Objects are used to describe the moving parts, the parts in working area or blades (even all information). They are tagged with numbers that identify the type of object. A model is created in several steps (placing the modules in the software window, edit the module parameters (data), connecting the modules, defining the simulation parameters, simulation operation, the results (flow of animated material (object), statistics).

Models describe the behavior of dynamic systems with discrete events. Advantages:
• ease of representation and system control modification;
• Graphical simulation of the production system.

Operations are primarily manufacturing processes (turning, milling, drilling, laser cutting etc.), assembly-fitting processes, automated workstations, storage processes into automated warehouse  based on input / output and inter-operations, handling processes by industrial robots, internal transport processes (conveyors, automatic guided vehicles etc.).

Assumed risks (technical, financial) related to the IT product design and development to optimize by simulating the automated systems specifically refers to the following types:
- Risks that may arise during design phase;
- Risks that may occur during the execution of the product (technological risk, cost overrun risk, the risk of subcontractors);
- Risks that may occur during operation of the product (the possibility of Euro currency changing value, changing of the area’s economic circumstances, major legislative changes).

In conclusion, the project can be considered to have low risk in technical terms. Product designed can be proposed as experimental model. Also it if of interest its practical implementation, namely its promotion on domestic and international market.

 

KEYWORDS QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT (0-5).

Evaluare cantitativă (0-5)

 

Please put X as appropriate.

Vă rugăm să marcaţi cu X  punctajul considerat corespunzător

 

1 2 3 4 5
Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so farGradul de adecvare al activităţii de testare desfăşurate pănă în prezent X
Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development teamGradul de adecvare şi disponibilitatea resurselor tehnice ale echipei X
Current development stageStadiul actual de dezvoltare X
Overall technical feasibilityFezabilitatea tehnică generală X

We agree that all informations contained in this form to be made public in the project „Inter-regional cooperation for valorization of research results – INTERVALUE”, by publication on the project website: http://www.urenio.org/intervalue/.

Suntem de acord ca informaţiile cuprinse în acest formular să fie făcute publice în cadrul proiectului „Inter-regional cooperation for valorization of research results – INTERVALUE”, prin publicarea lor pe site-ul proiectului, la adresa: http://www.urenio.org/intervalue/.

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