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Robustness Evaluation for Compliant Assembly Systems

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S. J. Hu, R. Webbink, J. Lee, Y. Long

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

J. Mech. Des 125(2), 262-267 (Jun 11, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1563633 History: Received June 01, 2000; Revised August 01, 2002; Online June 11, 2003
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Typical joint types in compliant assemblies
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Various configurations of multiple assembly stations
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Variation characteristics of compliant assembly
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Quarter panel reinforcement subassembly
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Possible joint types of quarter panel reinforcement subassembly
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A truck side-frame subassembly

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