International Conference on Emerging trends in Design, Manufacturing, Materials and Thermal Sciences (ETDMMT 2020) organised by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, B S Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai India.
This conference provides a platform for various academicians, researchers and industry professionals across the globe to showcase their original research contributions in their respective domains of Mechanical Engineering and deliberate them. This conference is also provides a platform to strengthen the relationship between academia and Industry. The keynote addresses by eminent experts from academia and industry will expose the participants the real time challenges and opportunities offered by industry and to further develop cutting edge technologies and innovations to meet the same.
The fourth industrial revolution known as industry 4.0. It offers a more comprehensive, interlinked and holistic approach to manufacturing. It connects physical with digital and allows for better collaboration and access across departments, partners, vendors, product and people. The basic four design principles which supports industry 4.0 includes
Interconnection: The ability of machines, devices, sensors, and people to connect and communicate with each other via the Internet of Things or the Internet of People,
Information transparency: The transparency afforded by Industry 4.0 technology provides operators with vast amounts of useful information needed to make appropriate decisions. Inter-connectivity allows operators to collect immense amounts of data and information from all points in the manufacturing process, thus aiding functionality and identifying key areas that can benefit from innovation and improvement.
Technical assistance: First, the ability of assistance systems to support humans by aggregating and visualizing information comprehensively for making informed decisions and solving urgent problems on short notice. Second, the ability of cyber physical systems to physically support humans by conducting a range of tasks that are unpleasant, too exhausting, or unsafe for their human co-workers.
Decentralized decisions: The ability of cyber physical systems to make decisions on their own and to perform their tasks as autonomously as possible. Only in the case of exceptions, interferences, or conflicting goals, are tasks delegated to a higher level.
Components of Industry 4.0: Mobile devices, Internet of Things platforms, Location detection technologies, Advanced human-machine interfaces, Authentication and fraud detection, 3D printing, Smart sensors, Big data analytics and advanced algorithms, Multilevel customer interaction and customer profiling, Augmented reality / wearables, Cloud computing.
Research contribution on the emerging trends of mechanical Sciences which fosters realization of industry 4.0 is the mean thrust of the conference.