Design evaluation of sheet metal joints for dimensional integrity
Ceglarek, D. and Shi, J.. (1998) Design evaluation of sheet metal joints for dimensional integrity. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol.120 (No.2). pp. 452-460. ISSN 1087-1357Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2830146
The design of joints between parts is one of the most critical issues in the design of sheet metal assemblies. This paper presents a new part-to-part joint design evaluation index developed for dimensional control of sheet metal assemblies. The proposed index provides a new analytical tool to address the dimensional capabilities of an assembly process in the early product design stage. It covers the three basic types of joints, which encompass the whole domain of joints used in sheet metal assembly. The part-to-part interactions for each type of joint are studied, and an analytical model is provided. Two evaluation indices, (1) product joint design evaluation and (2) critical part determination, are developed. The developed methodology is demonstrated using two industrial design examples of sport-utility automotive bodies.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering|
|Publisher:||A S M E International|
|Page Range:||pp. 452-460|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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