A Finite Element Analysis For Stiffness of Fixture Units

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Y. Zheng, Y. Rong, Z. Hou

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 127(2), 429-432 (Apr 25, 2005) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1871183 History: Received May 04, 2003; Revised June 08, 2004; Online April 25, 2005
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Fixture-workpiece model in previous studies
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Integrated fixture design system
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Contact model of two fixture components
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Flow chart of the analysis procedure
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Contact problem between two beams subjected to end loads
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A comparison of the deflections of a contact beam with various contact stiffness with the corresponding single continuous beam. (KN is normal contact stiffness)
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The FEA model of a typical fixture unit
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Deflection curves under different fastening forces




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