The maintenance and handling of constraints in machine design

Jason Matthews, Lian Ding, Jonathan Feldman, Glen Mullineux

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Abstract

The engineering design process can be considered to be constraint oriented. It involves the identification, negotiation and resolution of an evolving set of constraints. The nature of engineering design is that such problems are rarely as simple as satisfying a single objective with all the design variation continuous and unbounded. Previous research has shown that as the design evolves, the designer can miss or overlook some of these constraints. To overcome this, the paper presents a supportive approach which allows the designer to annotate the initial CAD drawn models with the design constraints. These constraints are then maintained with the model as it evolves, this presents the opportunity to refine the constraints when the design activity requires. The approach has been created to support manufacturing machinery design and is demonstrated with an industrial case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherASME
Pages443-452
Number of pages10
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9780791848999
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - San Diego, California, USA United States
Duration: 28 Aug 200931 Aug 2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUSA United States
CitySan Diego, California
Period28/08/0931/08/09

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    Matthews, J., Ding, L., Feldman, J., & Mullineux, G. (2010). The maintenance and handling of constraints in machine design. In Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009 (Vol. 2, pp. 443-452). ASME.