Design and Development of Integrated System on CAD/CAE /CAPP for Tube-Bending in Power Plants Boiler
Quality control is very important in the manufacturing process of cold tube-bending, but most of enterprises can only verify tube quality by the tube bending machine. Based on the platform of commercial software, an integrated system on CAD/CAPP/CAE for bending tube in power plants boiler is developed. The system is carried on re-development under the VC++ language environment, and data is transferred in Pro/E, Ansys and designing module through a reasonable data structure and interface. So we can share data and realize flexibility and standardization of the processing. The application result indicated that the integrated system can offer a whole set of solution from building a CAD model, forecasting tube bending quality and structure optimization by CAE methods to programming CAPP processes.
Guanglin Wang, Huifeng Wang and Jun Liu
Y. N. Lai et al., "Design and Development of Integrated System on CAD/CAE /CAPP for Tube-Bending in Power Plants Boiler", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 392-394, pp. 957-961, 2009