Nature-Inspired Approach for Future Component Generations

Nature-Inspired Approach for Future Component Generations

Kategorien Konferenz (reviewed)
Jahr 2011
Autoren Denkena, B., Henning, H.:
Veröffentlicht in 28th International Manufacturing Conference (IMC 28), "Manufacturing Sustainability", 30th August - 1st September 2011, Dublin City University, S. 228-235.

Nature-inspired applications will be found manifold in future manufacturing systems along the product development process and product lifecycle. Understanding biological principles and transferring the gained knowledge to man’s technologies or systems enables innovative product designs, new functionalities of components or improvement of current engineering solutions by means of nature-inspired algorithms. A novel approach is illustrated in the presented paper referring to nature-inspired component design. In the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 653 "Gentelligent Components in Their Lifecycle" at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, a new generation of components with sensing capabilities and inherent data storage capability are currently developed. These new components will in the future enable self-inherent authentication, the perception of environmental information like load histories during the lifecycle or during the manufacturing processes and pass on gathered information to subsequent component generations in a continuous process of evolution. This paper further discusses the benefits of the depicted nature-inspired approach for nowadays manufacturing systems. In the future, the combination of genetics and intelligence in components will lead to new applications for maintenance, production management and product design.