Automatic Assembly and Key Technologies of Expansion Joints
Expansion joints are non-standard devices whose shape and parameters could vary with temperature, pressure, displacement and cycle life, so it's drawing work is very burdensome. Expansion joint industry is badly in need a set of accurate, reliable and stong practical professional graphics software. Therefore this paper carried out targeted secondary development of the software on the basis of digestion and absorption of SolidWorks2010 so as to meet the urgent needs of expansion joints industry. The structure of most parts of bellows expansion joints is not complex, and their geometry are relatively simple and fixed, so it is very suitable for parametric modeling method.
Yongping Zhang, Linhua Zhou and Elwin Mao
Y. K. Fang "Automatic Assembly and Key Technologies of Expansion Joints", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 109, pp. 420-423, 2012