Teaching assembly planning using AND/OR graph in a design and manufacture lab course

Khalifa H. Harib, Sangarappillai Sivaloganathan, Hayder Zulafqar Ali, Bobby Mathew

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This paper describes how AND/OR graph has been introduced as a systematic assembly sequence planning to senior mechanical engineering students at United Arab Emirates University. The students were introduced to AND/OR graph through Matrix Manipulations. They were then given hands on experience in the assembling of a bearing puller. A practical mid-term examination in the assembly planning of a Three-pin plug was given as the examination task. The results were excellent in that 43 out of 51 scored more than 90%. The encouraging results suggest that AND/OR graph is a suitable method for assembly planning.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1312
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jun 22 2020
Event2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference, ASEE 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jun 22 2020Jun 26 2020


  • AND/OR Graph
  • Systematic Assembly Planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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