Iterative Fixture Layout and Clamping Force Optimization Using the Genetic Algorithm

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Krishnakumar Kulankara, Srinath Satyanarayana, Shreyes N. Melkote

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 124(1), 119-125 (Feb 01, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1414127 History: Received July 01, 2000; Revised February 01, 2001
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Block diagram of the overall process
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Layout optimization procedure
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Clamping force optimization procedure
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Finite element model of the workpiece
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End milling cutting force distribution
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Candidate regions for the locators and clamps
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Convergence of GA for layout optimization
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Convergence of GA for clamping force optimization
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Iterative optimization procedure
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Convergence of GA for various runs of the iterative procedure
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Optimum layout using the iterative procedure



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