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Title: A single representation to support assembly and process planning in feature-based design machined parts
Authors: Case, Keith
Wan Harun, Wan Abdul Rahman Jauhari Bin
Keywords: Feature-based design
Product model
Assembly
Process planning
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Sage / © IMechE
Citation: CASE, K. and WAN HARUN, W.A., 1999. A single representation to support assembly and process planning in feature-based design machined parts. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 213 (2), pp. 143 - 155.
Abstract: The need for a product model that can support the modelling requirements of a broad range of applications leads to the application of a feature-based model within a computer aided design environment. An important requirement in feature-based design for manufacture is that a single feature representation should be capable of concurrently supporting a number of different applications. Assembly and process planning are seen as two crucial manufacturing applications and a formal structure for their representation in a feature-based design system is presented. This research addresses two basic questions relating to the lack of a unified definition for features and the establishment of a feature-based representation for assembly. Thus the concept of designing with features is extended by incorporating assembly and process planning information with the geometrical and topological details of component parts. A prototype system has been implemented using an object-oriented programming technique which provides a convenient method for adding functionality to the geometric reasoning process of features and the complex relationships between the parts that make up the assembly. The feature-based model is embedded in the ACIS object-oriented solid modeller kernel.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture [Sage / © IMechE]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/0954405991517326
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1243/0954405991517326
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13957
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/0954405991517326
ISSN: 0954-4054
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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