Optimum fixture design

P. C. Pong, Russell Richard Barton, P. H. Cohen

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A systematic approach to optimally configure the layout of machining fixtures for prismatic parts is presented. The design optimization model is well-defined from machining precision considerations and feasible for three-dimensional applications. The finite element method (FEM) is incorporated in the optimum design scheme to model the fixture-workpiece system and to calculate the workpiece deflections. A simple but effective optimization technique (the ellipsoid method) is employed to solve this design problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference
EditorsDeborah A. Mitta, Laura I. Burke, John R. English, Jennie Gallimore, Georgia-Ann Klutke, Gregory L. Tonkay
PublisherPubl by IIE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0898061326
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 2nd Industrial Engineering Research Conference - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: May 26 1993May 28 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference


OtherProceedings of the 2nd Industrial Engineering Research Conference
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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