AN APPROACH FOR THE INCLUSION OF LOADING CONDITIONS IN A POLYHEDRAL-BASED METHOD FOR EARLY VARIATION MANAGEMENT
Editor: Kevin Otto, Boris Eisenbart, Claudia Eckert, Benoit Eynard, Dieter Krause, Josef Oehmen, Nad
Author: Restrepo Garcia, Carlos Andres (1,2); Teissandier, Denis (1); Anwer, Nabil (2); Ledoux, Yann (1); Delos, Vincent (1); Pierre, Laurent (2); Garcia Gomez, Sonia Carolina (1)
Institution: 1: University of Bordeaux; 2: Paris-Saclay University
Section: Design Methods
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2023.52
The variation management and product quality processes are important tasks to guarantee the assemblability of the systems, the scrap reduction and to avoid delays on production and launching. The compound of activities in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) are necessary, especially in the early design stages, to take into account variations of different nature and from different sources. In this paper, an approach for considering the loading conditions in a polyhedral-based approach in tolerancing design is presented. The load boundary conditions are represented as additional displacement restrictions in the deviation space. The restrictions imposed by the physical limits of a system, the ones coming from the loading conditions and the degrees of freedom (DoF) can be all described and represented with a single polyhedron operand. The approach is illustrated using a simplified 2-D model for both ideal and non-ideal geometry. A 3-D model describing an unilateral contact is presented as a case study using Skin Model Shapes. By taking into account geometrical form defects, external loads, and the kinematics of the system, its sensitivity to variations can be reduced even from early design stages.