A graph-based method for mechanical product family modeling and functional tolerancing

Haoyu Wang, Utpal Roy

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Abstract

To meet the needs for product variety, many companies are shifting from a mass production mode to mass customization, which demands quick response to the needs of individual customers with high quality and low costs. One of the key elements of mass customization is that the product family can share some modules. The multifunction nature of mechanical components necessitates designers to redesign them each time a component's function changes. This is the main obstacle to the practical mechanical product family modeling. In this paper, a graph grammar based mechanical product family modeling method is proposed. The other issue that is studied in this paper is tolerancing, which is a critical part of the product design process because it is intimately related to a product's quality and costs. A functional tolerance specification method, called the mirror method, is proposed to provide guidelines for the component's datum reference frame construction and generic and uniform functional tolerance specifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conferences - DETC2005
Subtitle of host publication31st Design Automation Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Pages141-154
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)079184739X, 9780791847398
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
EventDETC2005: ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 24 2005Sep 28 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - DETC2005
Volume2 A

Other

OtherDETC2005: ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period9/24/059/28/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Wang, H., & Roy, U. (2005). A graph-based method for mechanical product family modeling and functional tolerancing. In Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conferences - DETC2005: 31st Design Automation Conference (pp. 141-154). (Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - DETC2005; Vol. 2 A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/detc2005-85546