Title: A framework for modelling variation in vehicle assembly processes

Authors: Ching C. Hsieh, Kong Ping Oh

Addresses: Vehicle Synthesis, Analysis and Simulation Process Center, North American Operation Engineering Centers, General Motors Corporation, Warren, Michigan 48090, USA. ' Vehicle Synthesis, Analysis and Simulation Process Center, North American Operation Engineering Centers, General Motors Corporation, Warren, Michigan 48090, USA

Abstract: A method is described which facilitates the computer simulation of variation in vehicle assembly processes. The method uses data exchange locations, or DXL, to store data needed in the simulation, and coded keywords to manipulate those data. The DXL structure and the keywords may be tailored to the area of interest. Hence, the method is applicable to a wide range of problems. This paper gives some examples from the structural area to show how dimensional variation may be simulated.

Keywords: manufacturing process simulation; structural analysis; variational analysis; modelling; vehicle assembly; dimensional variation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1997.062068

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1997 Vol.18 No.5, pp.466 - 473

Available online: 29 May 2014 *

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