Fixture design synthesis for a flexible manufacturing system

Utpal Roy, Jianmin Liao, Pei Liang Sun, Malcolm C. Fields

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations


Issues related to modular fixture design, including product modeling, design synthesis, numerical analysis, and geometric reasoning, are discussed in this paper. An automated fixture design (AFD) system is developed in an object-oriented programming (OOP) environment. The AFD system proposes a preliminary fixturing configuration by synthesizing the fixture design issues and reasoning about the necessary knowledge bases. The system is coupled with external numerical tools to carry out deformation analysis, and redesign of the preliminary fixturing configuration, if necessary. The paper also addresses several implementational issues of a prototype AFD system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-113
Number of pages13
JournalIntegrated Computer-Aided Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence


Dive into the research topics of 'Fixture design synthesis for a flexible manufacturing system'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this