Virtual Prototyping of Mechanical Assemblies with Deformable Components
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.
Y. Fang and F. W. Liou, "Virtual Prototyping of Mechanical Assemblies with Deformable Components," Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Elsevier, Jan 1997.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0278-6125(97)88889-9
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Computer Prototyping; Product Assembly; Deformable Parts; Finite Element
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