Compliant fixture layout design using topology optimization method

Jie Ma, Michael Y. Wang, Xiangyang Zhu

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Abstract

The deformation of the workpiece-fixture system has essential influence on the locating accuracy of the workpiece. To minimize the overall deformation of the workpiece-fixture system is an important issue in fixture design. This paper focuses on the fixture layout design with compliant model. A topology optimization approach is presented in order to reduce the complexity introduced by the high computational cost of the finite element equation solving and the exhaustive search in the point set domain. With finite element analysis, algorithms are developed for the optimization problem of locator synthesis in the point set domain. Numerical examples are also presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages3757-3763
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781612843865
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 May 201113 May 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2011
Abbreviated titleICRA 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period9/05/1113/05/11

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