Tolerancing (Kinematic Approach to)
A computer-aided tolerancing technique used to compute the effects that small displacements (tolerances) of the parts in a kinematic chain have on a functional requirement of a mechanical product.
Theory and Application
Tolerancing is a complex task that conveys functional intent into the detail drawings of a mechanical product, using a symbolic language which rules are defined in international standards of geometric design and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5, 2009) (ISO 8015, 2011). Over the years many aspects of tolerancing have drawn much attention in the scientific community: tolerance analysis, tolerance synthesis, worst-case tolerancing, statistical tolerancing, tolerance modeling, tolerance optimization, nonrigid part tolerancing, etc.
Kinematic tolerancing is one of many techniques proposed to model tolerances (Hong and Chang 2002). In kinematic tolerancing the tolerance chain is treated as a...
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