Interval Approach for the Modeling of Tolerances and Clearances in Mechanism Analysis

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Weidong Wu, S. S. Rao

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33124

J. Mech. Des 126(4), 581-592 (Aug 12, 2004) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1760775 History: Received August 01, 2003; Revised November 01, 2003; Online August 12, 2004
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A triangular fuzzy number (TFN) A=[3,6,8] Shape of the membership function of a link length (α=Membership function of A)
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Fuzzy model of a revolute joint clearance
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Membership functions of xij,yij and rij
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Fuzzy clearance model of four-bar planar mechanism with coupler
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Variations of widths of θ3 and θ4 when α=0 (a) interval width of θ3 (b) interval width of θ4
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Variations of interval widths of XP and YP at α=0 (a) interval width of XP (b) interval width of YP
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Membership functions of θ3 and θ4 at θ2=0 (a) membership function of θ3 (b) membership function of θ4
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Membership functions of θ14, and θ6 (a) membership function of θ1 (b) membership function of θ4 (c) membership function of θ6



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