Title

Virtual Prototyping of Mechanical Assemblies with Deformable Components

Abstract

This paper presents the implementation of a computer prototype modeling system for three-dimensional mechanical assemblies with deformable components. Mechanical assemblies are modeled as multi-body systems. The elastic behavior is modeled using the finite element method. Based on this approach, a designer can create an assembly of mechanical components ready for dynamic and elastic analysis, and therefore the behavior of a mechanical assembly can be tested in a computer. This paper presents is a proposed framework to achieve such a system and a prototype example to demonstrate the idea.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computer Prototyping; Product Assembly; Deformable Parts; Finite Element

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1997 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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