Automatic Generation of Tolerance Chains from Mating Relations Represented in Assembly Models

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N. Wang, T. M. Ozsoy

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015

J. Mech. Des 115(4), 757-761 (Dec 01, 1993) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919265 History: Received October 01, 1990; Revised July 01, 1991; Online June 02, 2008


This paper presents an algorithm for generating tolerance chains from the mating relations between components of assemblies. The algorithm is developed upon a feature-based assembly modeling strategy that represents each component in close relation to its mating features, dimensions, and tolerances. The mating relations within an assembly are described by a mating graph. Tolerance chains together with their dimensions and tolerances are generated automatically by searching through a mating graph for matching mating features. A prototype program package based on the presented algorithm has been developed, and several examples of various complexity have been tested with success.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Chain
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