Computational method for diagnosis of variation-related assembly problems

Minho Chang, D. C. Gossard

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Abstract

Dimensional variations often cause expensive problems in the assembly of mechanical products especially during new product deployment. Currently, the time and labour spent on the removal of variation-related assembly problems are considerable. This paper proposes a computational method to identify the causes of variation-related problems in assemblies. In the proposed method, the relationship between causes and symptoms is computed via simulation of the assembly process, and they are represented by a matrix. For given measurement data, this method uses linear optimization and statistical techniques to diagnose assembly problems. The proposed method can diagnose assembly problems caused by either a single or multiple fault(s).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2985-2995
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Volume36
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Computational method for diagnosis of variation-related assembly problems. / Chang, Minho; Gossard, D. C.

In: International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 36, No. 11, 01.01.1998, p. 2985-2995.

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