REPRESENTATION OF ELASTIC DEFORMATIONS AS DEVIATION ZONE AND ITS CONNECTION WITH STATISTICAL TOLERANCE ZONES
In this paper a new method is presented which allows the interconnection of tolerances with elasticity information and the combined simulation of both. First the elastic deformations are calculated. Then the displacement results are transferred into substitution elements known from the description of tolerance zones. In this way a deviation value can be calculated and processed in the “language of tolerances” Afterwards a manufacturing deviation value is either generated from known statistical process data or can be entered manually. Thereafter, those two values are coupled in a statistical way to show the impact of both values. The concept has been realized as an add-on for the ProENGINEER CAD system.