Behavioral Process Characteristics of Assembly Devices and Their Conceptual Design


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Assembly devices are important in manufacturing systems. To study their conceptual design methodologies, it is necessary to investigate their behavioral process characteristics. In this paper, the behavioral processes exhibited by some assembly devices were studied, from which we discovered the so-called “phenyl-loop behaviors” with some unique characteristics. Some specific rules were subsequently proposed to help identify these behaviors, and their usefulness for conceptual design was also discussed. A structure-behavior database was set up based on existing assembly devices and a design platform was constructed for assembly devices design.



Edited by:

Yi-Min Deng, Aibing Yu, Weihua Li and Di Zheng




L. Shi and Y. M. Deng, "Behavioral Process Characteristics of Assembly Devices and Their Conceptual Design", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 37-38, pp. 226-229, 2010

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November 2010




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