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Journal of Cleaner Production
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A modeling method of task-oriented energy consumption for machining manufacturing system

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Machining tasks are performed on machine tools with enormous amount of energy consumption in manufacturing system. Understanding and characterizing task-oriented energy consumption is significantly essential to explore the potential on energy-saving in production management. To achieve it, this paper proposes a modeling method of task-oriented energy consumption for machining manufacturing system. The energy consumption characteristics driven by task flow in machining manufacturing system are analyzed, which describes that energy consumption dynamically depends on the flexibility and variability of task flow in production processes. Based on the task-oriented energy consumption characteristics, an event graph methodology has been exploited to model the energy consumption driven by tasks in production processes of machining manufacturing system. The proposed modeling method is solved in Simulink simulation environment, and applied to select the flexible processes of tasks for optimizing energy consumption. The results show a valuable insight of energy consumption in machining manufacturing system so as to make robust decisions on the potential for improving energy efficiency. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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01 Mar 2012

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Journal of Cleaner Production

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