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Title: The dimensional variation analysis of complex mechanical systems
Authors: Sleath, Leslie C.
Keywords: Concurrent engineering
Dimensional management
Dimensional variation analysis
Kinematic constraint map
New product development
Three dimensional visualisation of variation distributions
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Leslie Sleath
Abstract: Dimensional variation analysis (DVA) is a computer based simulation process used to identify potential assembly process issues due the effects of component part and assembly variation during manufacture. The sponsoring company has over a number of years developed a DVA process to simulate the variation behaviour of a wide range of static mechanical systems. This project considers whether the current DVA process used by the sponsoring company is suitable for the simulation of complex kinematic systems. The project, which consists of three case studies, identifies several issues that became apparent with the current DVA process when applied to three types of complex kinematic systems. The project goes on to develop solutions to the issues raised in the case studies in the form of new or enhanced methods of information acquisition, simulation modelling and the interpretation and presentation of the simulation output Development of these methods has enabled the sponsoring company to expand the range of system types that can be successfully simulated and significantly enhances the information flow between the DVA process and the wider product development process.
Description: Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree Doctor of Engineering (Eng.D.), at Loughborough University
Sponsor: EPSRC, I-DMSOLUTIONS
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13996
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