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A major roadblock to more efficient end-of-life product disassembly is the availability of a disassembly process plan. In this paper we present DISX-the disassembly planning expert model. DISX is comprised of a set of intelligent rules that are able to automatically generate a disassembly plan. For each rule DISX generates a disassembly ACTION and the SCORE. The action describes what should be done, while the value estimates the potential revenue to be gained from this step. DISX selects the action with the highest value as the next step. The DISX procedure provides an economical method for analysis of a large number of products in a relatively short time. DISX could be incorporated into the design process to also support DFE analysis.
Date of Conference: 19-22 May 2003