Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2009 Vol.4, No.1

 

 

Title: Mathematical modelling of feature conversion

 

Author: Hamid Ullah, Erik L.J. Bohez

 

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Design and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.
Design and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand

 

Abstract: After providing the assembly feature definition and mathematical representation, this paper addresses the problem of how to convert design features into assembly features, with the help of a mathematical model of feature conversion. Assembly feature is defined and represented mathematically using the concept of assembly intents. Some very useful information that can be obtained from the assembly features are mentioned. The mathematical model of feature conversion is represented by a mapping function which is a synthesis function of two process mapping functions. The process of feature mapping is demonstrated with the help of a real-life example.

 

Keywords: assembly features; feature representation; feature conversion; feature mapping; mathematical modelling; design features.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2009.021690

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2009 Vol.4, No.1, pp.94 - 110

 

Available online: 30 Nov 2008

 

 

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