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ME2402 COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFCATURING

UNIT I COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN


1.

Describe about operator input devices used at the graphics workstation.

2.

(a) What are the functions of a graphics packages?

(b) Explain about 2-dimensional transformations.


3.

(a) Write short notes on 3D scaling and 3D shearing geometric transformation.

(b) Consider a point P (3, 2) in a coordinate plane. Perform reflection of the point P;
(1) through y axis and (2) through x axis.
4.
Explain with suitable example, how a solid model is generated using boundary
representation and write the advantages of solid modelling.
5.

Describe the application of computers for design.

6.

(a) Explain any two drawing features in CAD.

(b) Name the types of modeling in CAD. Explain about any one of them.
7.
Explain the following types of transformations with example. (i) Translation;
(ii) Scaling; and (iii) Rotation.
8.
Discuss the concept of B-rep and CSG techniques of solid modeling. Also
mention the properties of solid model.
9.
(a) Describe various types of information normally stored in a geometric
database for products in a CIM environment.
(b) Explain the concept of obtaining a rotation about an arbitrary point in XY plane.
10.

(a)Explain the requirements for a graphic database.

(b) Brief the importance of editing, dimensioning and labeling features of CAD.
11.
With suitable examples explain how solid model are generated using Boolean
operation.
12.

Explain the concept of constructive Solid geometry technique.

13.

Explain the concept of translation, scaling and Rotators in 2D transformation.

14.

Explain the data structure used in CSG and B-rep solid modeling techniques.

15.

Explain the homogenous coordinate transformation.

16.

Explain the typical CAD command structure.

17.

Discuss and compare about the various models in CAD.

18.

Explain with neat sketch the solid modeling techniques.


UNIT II COMPONENTS OF CIM

1.

(a) Explain the model of CIM.

(b) List the CIM data transmission methods. Explain about any two of them.
2.

(a) Describe point-to-point type of communication in CIM.

(b) Explain LAN model network in CIM.


3.

(a) What are the benefits of CIM?

(b) Explain about the following data transmission methods: (i) Simplex, and (ii)
Duplex.
4.

(a) Describe about seven layer OSI model (Computer Networking in CIM).

(b) Explain about network topologies.


5.

Explain and compare the different types of network topologies.

6.

Discuss the various data transmission methods adopted in CIM.

7.
(a) Explain the importance of CIM. Also write the reasons for implementing
CIM.
(b) Explain in detail the communication matrix in CIM.
8.

(a) Explain briefly the seven layers of ISO/OSI reference model.

(b) What is CSMA/CD? And also write rules for CSMA/CD.


9.
(a) Explain the Open System Interconnection Architecture (OSI) formulated
by ISO.
(b) Illustrate the communication matrix used in CIM.
10.
(a) What are the different network topologies available? Discuss them in
detail.
(b) Brief the significance of MAP in CIM environment.
11.

(a) Briefly explain the CIM open-system architecture (CIMOSA).

(b) Describe the three basic network topologies. (or) Explain about Network
topologies.

12.

Explain in detail various networking methods with necessary sketches.*

13.

(a) Define the term LAN. What are the different components in a LAN?

(b) Describe the salient features of MAP and TOP. (or) Explain about MAP/TOP. (or)
Explain the following: (i) Manufacturing Automation Protocol and (ii) Technical
Office Protocol.(or) Briefly explain the manufacturing automations protocol.*
14.
Briefly explain the nature and role of the elements of CIM system. (or) Briefly
explain the main elements of CIM systems.*
15.
Describe the basic activities that must be carried out in a factory to convert
raw materials into finished product.
16.
(a) Explain the CIMOSA model with a neat diagram. (or) What is CIMOSA?
Explain about CIMOSA.*
(b) Describe product data management and its advantages.
17.
Explain the components of a local Area Network (LAN) and network
topologies.*
18.

(a) Explain the IDEF model with a neat diagram.

(b) Briefly explain the LAN implementation.*


19.
Explain about Asynchronous data transmission also explain about synchronous
data transmission method.
20.

Explain the types of communication systems in CIM. (Simplex & Duplex)

21.

Explain the types of communication in CIM. (PTP, Star & Multiplex)

22.

Explain briefly CIM as concept and technology.

23.

(a) Explain the role and development of CIM and architecture.

(b) Write a short note on LAN topology.*


UNIT III GT & CAPP
1.

(a) Explain the various DCLASS coding systems.

(b) How a facility is designed using GT?


2.

What are the various approaches to CAPP? Explain them.

3.

(a) Explain about parts classification and coding.

(b) Describe about OPITZ coding systems.

4.

Explain about CAPP.

5.

(a) Explain the concept of OPITZ coding system with example.

(b) Apply rank order clustering technique to the part-machine incidence matrix (table)
to arrange parts and machine into groups.
Parts
Machine

2
3

1
1

1
1

4
5

1
1

6.
(a) Differentiate between generative and variant approach in CAPP. Also
write the benefits of CAPP.
(b)Briefly explain the steps involved in generation of route sheet using variant
approach CAPP.
7.
Explain the methods for part family formation with a suitable illustration and
discuss with examples: coding system structure.
8.

(a) Explain composite part concept in cellular manufacturing.

(b) Discuss the benefits of computer aided process planning (CAPP) and explain
CAPP approaches in detail.
9.
(a) Explain generative and variant computer aided process planning
approaches in detail.
(b) Discuss the role of CAPP in CAD/CAM integration.
10.

(a) Discuss DCLASS and MICLASS coding systems.

(b) Define part classification and coding. How is it useful in forming group
technology layout?
11.
What is the need for computer aided process planning? What are their
advantages?
12.
Describe the role of process planning in CAD/CAM integration. Mention their
merits.

13.

Compare variant and generative process planning methodologies.

14.

Explain about OPITZ classification and coding system.

15.
Define Variant CAPP systems. Explain the general procedure for using one of
the variant CAPP systems.
16.

Explain briefly about PFA (Production Flow Analysis).

17.

(a) Discuss about MICLASS and OPITZ classification and coding systems.

(b) What are the advantages of cellular manufacturing?


18.
(a) Briefly explain the MICLASS and OPITZ coding system with suitable
examples.
(b) Describe the general procedure of retrieval CAPP system.
19.

(a) Describe any one Computer aided process planning software.

(b) Distinguish between variant approach and generative approach


20.

(a )Explain composite part concept in cellular manufacturing.

(b)Discuss the benefits of computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) and explain
CAPP approaches detail.
21.

(a) How does cellular manufacturing help CAPP? Illustrate with an example.

(b) List the benefits of Group Technology.


22.
(a) Explain in detail the generative and variant approaches in process planning
and differentiate both approaches.
(b) How parts are classified and coded in Group Technology? Illustrate the same for a
product.
UNIT IV SFC & FMS
1.

What are the phases of shop floor control system? Explain them.

2.

(a) What are the components of an FMS? Explain

(b) List the functions performed by the FMS computer control system.
3.

Explain about factory data collection system.

4.

(a) Explain about FMS workstation.

(b) List the applications of FMS.

5.
(a) Explain the types of FMS layout configurations. Also write its primary
material handling systems.
(b) Write short notes on the classification of FMS according to number of machines.
6.
Explain the three phases in Shop floor control with block diagram. Also
discuss the techniques available for data collection in shop floor.
7.

(a) What are the functions of Shop floor control (SFC)?

(b) Explain briefly the technologies used in Automatic Identification systems.


8.

(a) Explain the functions of a FMS computer control system.

(b) Discuss the application, advantages and disadvantages of a FMS.


9.

(a) Explain bar code technology in detail.

(b) Illustrate different FMS layout configurations.


10.

(a) Discuss the technology behind automated data collection system.

(b) Explain the types of material handling and storage systems used in FMS.
11.
(a) Sketch the layout of a typical FMS and explain the important types of
FMS layouts.
(b) Mention the technologies available for use in automatic identification systems.
Explain them.
12.

Name the FMS layout configurations. Describe them.

13.

Explain the different phases in shop floor control system.

14.

(a) Explain three phases of shop floor control.

(b) Write notes on bar code technology.


15.

Explain the components of FMS and FMS layout configurations.

16.
(a) Discuss the need and importance of automated data collection systems.
What are their advantages?
(b) Briefly explain the Bar code technology with suitable diagram.
17.

(a) Sketch the layout of a typical FMS and explain the important subsystems.

(b) Write a note on AGV? Mention its applications.


18.

(a) How does a bar code reader work? Explain with neat sketch.

(b) Describe the types of material handling devices used in a FMS and mention its
benefits?
19.
List and explain the major I/O devices to keep track of ongoing shop-floor
conditions.
20.
What makes the FMS flexible? Define the types of flexibility and explain its
dependent factors.
UNIT V COMPUTER AIDED PLANNING AND CONTROL AND COMPUTER
MONITORING
1.

(a) List out the inventory types. Explain them.

(b) What are the inputs to MRP? Explain them.


2.

(a) Describe the process control methods in manufacturing.

(b) Compare Lean and Agile manufacturing.


3.

(a) How MRP works?

(b) Explain about Cost planning and control.


4.

(a) What are the components of DDC? Explain with a figure.

(b) Explain about Lean manufacturing.


5.
(a) State the principles of lean manufacturing and list down major kinds of
wastages.
(b) Discuss the types of production monitoring systems.
6.
List out the inputs required for material requirements planning (MRP). Also
explain the concept of MRP with neat sketch.
7.
(a) Briefly explain the objectives, principles and various concepts of lean
production.
(b) Write short notes on Material requirements planning (MRP).
8.

(a) Explain the configuration and function of adaptive control.

(b) Describe the components and their arrangement of a direct digital control.
9.

(a) Discuss the benefits of direct digital control.

(b) Discuss the activities under computer aided manufacturing planning and
manufacturing control.

10.

(a) Describe the features of MRP-I and MRP-II systems.

(b)

Brief Lean and Agile manufacturing concepts.