Title

Extended Interference Matrices for Exploded Views of Assembly Planning

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2014

Publication Source

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

Volume

11

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

279-286

DOI

10.1109/TASE.2012.2235144

Publisher

IEEE

ISBN/ISSN

1558-3783

Abstract

One of the tasks in assembly planning is to create the exploded views for the visualization purpose and the verification of assembly plans. In this paper, we introduce how to generate exploded views automatically from an assembly model. To increase the level of automation, a new relational matrix called extended interference matrix (EIM) is used to represent the assembly relations among constitutive parts. Information in an EIM is used to create the exploded views. An innovative method is developed to generate the exploded views based on the assembly sequences and EIMs. The corresponding Application Programming Interface (API) to the Unigraphics software has been developed as an integration of the algorithm with the CAD software tool. The assembly model of a gear reducer is used as a case study.

Keywords

interference detection, Assembly model, assembly sequence planning (ASP), contact-connection matrix, digital assembly planning, enterprise systems, exploded views, extended interference matrix (EIM), matrix algebra, application program interfaces, assembly planning, CAD, computer aided production planning, data visualisation, Assembly, Interference, Planning, Solid modeling, Explosions, Friction, Educational institutions

Disciplines

Engineering

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