Static and dynamic study of stackings of parts

Mathematics: computational geometry, optimisation

Fives, an industrial engineering Group, designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups including the aluminum, steel, glass, automotive, aerospace, logistics, cement, and energy sectors.

In the context of certain production flows, the Fives company has to transport a maximum number of parts during a minimum of journeys. From parallelepiped-shaped wooden panels with provisions in a stock, the objective is to build the most stable stackings possible.

The means and models of stacking are multiple and we currently use our feedback, as well as an empirical method of stack stability.

The topic of the SEME is, therefore, to propose methods to determine the rules of stacks according to the following elements:

  • characteristics of the parts to stack
  • the characteristics of external elements (stacking support, transport system ...)

The objective is to determine the most important factors for this problem as well as their impact on the creation of stacks.