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Optimal Placement of Fixture Clamps: Minimizing the Maximum Clamping Forces

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Rodrigo A. Marin, Placid M. Ferreira

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 124(3), 686-694 (Jul 11, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1469520 History: Received December 01, 2000; Revised September 01, 2001; Online July 11, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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(a) Optimal clamps for part subject to load we1 (b) Optimal clamps for part subject to load we2
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Optimal clamping scheme for two (nonsimultaneous) loads
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Continuum of wrenches during the machining of a slot
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Polyhedral cone approximation of friction cone
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Basic wrenches on convex cylindrical face
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Optimal clamping scheme with one clamp on a cylindrical face
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Lines of constant clamping force
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Optimal clamping scheme with friction
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Basic friction polyhedral cones on the vertices of a polygonal region

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