This paper introduces the novel concept of fixture capability measure to determine fixture layout for the best assembly process yield by optimizing position of locators and reference clamps to compensate stochastic product variations and part deformation. This allows reducing the risk of product failures caused by product and process variation. The method is based on three main steps: (i) physics-based modelling of parts and fixtures, (ii) stochastic polynomial chaos expansion to calculate fixture capability, and (iii) fixture capability optimisation using surrogate modelling. The methodology is demonstrated and validated using the results of an aerospace wing sub-assembly joined by riveting technique.
|Titolo:||Fixture Capability Optimisation for Early-stage Design of Assembly System with Compliant Parts Using Nested Polynomial Chaos Expansion|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|