Design optimization of nonlinear snap-fit integral parts by FEA and statistical analysis
"Snap-fit integral attachments are used widely for joining plastic parts. The proliferated use of integral attachment in the form of snap-fit features in designs is due to the ability to mould such parts of great complexity at little cost. The exceptional diversity of part geometry and integral snap-fit features has made it seem that design possibilities may be unlimited. Thus, attempts at optimization might be intractable. A design of experiments (DOE) approach coupled with three-dimensional, geometrical non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) was used to calculate the insertion and retention responses on such parts for various geometrical parameters like length, width and angles"--Abstract, leaf iii.
Okafor, A. Chukwujekwu (Anthony Chukwujekwu)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 88 leaves
© 2006 Lavanya Nag Goteti, All rights reserved.
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Fasteners -- Design and construction
Finite element method
Plastics -- Molding
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Goteti, Lavanya Nag, "Design optimization of nonlinear snap-fit integral parts by FEA and statistical analysis" (2006). Masters Theses. 3872.
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