Title

Vibration-Assisted Engagement for Parts Mating

Abstract

Mating of parts in automated assembly can be assisted by introducing a vibration to one of the mating parts when engagement does not occur. In this paper we will present an analytical and experimental investigation of vibration-assisted parts mating process. In the analysis we will determine the parameters of vibration, including increment of amplitude and number of cycles, as functions of the parameters that represent the positional uncertainty and tolerance of the assembly system, for ensuring engagement success. We will also describe the experiments that we perform to validate our analysis and to generate further knowledge contributing to the understanding of this assembly process.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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