This project involves analyzing a designed part for ease of cleaning after manufacturing. The ultimate goal of the project is to come up with design rules for Design for Cleanability on the lines of DFM and DFA.
We developed a simplified cleaning process to model the effect of nozzle geometry and standoff distances in waterjet cleaning process. We then optimized the process parameters using GA. A report of the waterjet modeling and optimization can be found here. We also presented our results in the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Design Automation Conference, held at San Diego, August, 2009.