RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Engineering Papers

The Optimization Problem With Optimal Tolerance Assignment and Full Acceptance

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W. Michael, J. N. Siddall

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

J. Mech. Des 103(4), 842-848 (Oct 01, 1981) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254996 History: Received June 01, 1980; Online November 17, 2009


The conventional optimization problem, where the nominal values of the design variables are of interest, is extended to include the optimal allocation of manufacturing tolerances. Thus the tolerances are also treated as design variables. The approach is illustrated by an example using a sequence of increasingly generalized formulations. Finally the solution is provided in general mathematical form. This paper limits the model to a production process with 100 percent acceptability. The method appears to offer a practical technique provided a satisfactory cost function can be defined.

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