Multibody System Dynamics

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 145–168

Tolerance Optimization for Mechanisms with Lubricated Joints

  • J.-H. Choi
  • S.J. Lee
  • D.-H. Choi
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Abstract

This paper addresses an analytical approach to tolerance optimization for planar mechanisms with lubricated joints based on mechanical error analysis. The mobility method is applied to consider the lubrication effects at joints and planar mechanisms are stochastically defined by using the clearance vector model for mechanical error analysis. The uncertainties considered in the analysis are tolerances on link lengths and radial clearances and these are selected as design variables. To show the validity of the proposed method for mechanical error analysis, it is applied to two examples, and the results obtained are compared with those of Monte Carlo simulations. Based on the mechanical error analysis, tolerance optimizations are applied to the examples.

tolerance clearance optimization mechanical error mechanism lubricated joint 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

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  • J.-H. Choi
  • S.J. Lee
  • D.-H. Choi

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