Mechanical Assemblies:

Mechanical Assemblies: : Their Design, Manufacture, and Role in Product Development

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Assembley is the process by which parts become products that do useful things. Yet the design of assemblies and the process of assembling them are not taught in universities. This book is the first to develop a systematic approach to modeling and design of assemblies. It addresses assembley on two levels. Assembley in the Small deals with the fundamental processes of assembling two parts using engineering fundamentals. Assembley in the Large develops a systematic theory for designing of assemblies as carriers of function, starting from methods for representing assemblies in a computer and including the basic properties of mechanical constraint. Important assembley analysis techniques such as predicting variation, Design for Assembley and generating assembley sequences are also more

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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 33.02mm | 952.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones and figures
  • 0195157826
  • 9780195157826

About Dr. Daniel Whitney

DANIEL E. WHITNEY is Senior Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer in the Engineering Systems Division and Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of the ASME and the more

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Table of Contents ; 1. What is Assembley and Why is it Important? ; 2. Assembley Requirements and Key Characteristics ; 3. Mathematical and Feature Models of Assemblies ; 4. Constraint in Assembley ; 5. Dimensioning and Tolerancing Parts and Assemblies ; 6. Modeling and Managing Variation Buildup in Assemblies ; 7. Assembley Sequence Analysis ; 8. The Datum Flow Chain ; 9. Assembley Gross and Fine Motions ; 10. Assembley of Compliantly Supported Rigid Parts ; 11. Assembley of Compliant Parts ; 12. Assembley in the Large: The Impact of Assembley on Product Development ; 13. How to Analyze Existing Products in Detail ; 14. Product Architecture ; 15. Design for Assembley and Other Llites ; 16. Assembley System Design ; 17. Assembley Workstation Design Issues ; 18. Economic Analysis of Assembley Systemsshow more

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