Set Based Robust Design of Systems – Application to Flange Coupling

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A set-based approach to design of mechanical systems is presented in the following text. Set-based technique allows keeping multiple alternatives alive during the design process while narrowing through the possibilities towards the most optimal solution. Using the Quantifier notion from QCSP (Quantified Constraint Satisfaction Problem), a formal expression for the problem has been developed. An algorithm using QCSP transformation through interval analysis has also been developed. In order to demonstrate the approach, an example of design of rigid flange coupling with a variable number of bolts and a choice of bolts from ISO M standard has been resolved and demonstrated.


Set based design Robust design QCSP Quantifiers Tolerance integration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A.J. Qureshi
    • 1
  • J.Y. Dantan
    • 1
  • J. Bruyere
    • 2
  • R. Bigot
    • 1
  1. 1.LCFCArts et Métiers ParisTech MetzMetz Cedex 3France
  2. 2.LaMCoS UMR5259, CNRSUniversité de Lyon, INSA-LyonVilleurbanneFrance

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