A graph theoretic approach linking design dimensioning and process planning Part 1: Designing to process planning

G. Thimm, G. A. Britton, S. C. Fok

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

22 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper and its companion (Part 2) is to present a rigorous graph theoretic model to link designing with process planning. This paper shows how to generate process plans from design dimension trees. It is the foundation for the companion paper, Part 2, which shows how part: dimensioning (during designing) can be guided by knowledge of the datum-hierarchy tree structure underlying process plans. Design dimensions are represented as a design dimension tree, which is the basis for defining an ideal (optimal) datum-hierarchy tree of a process plan. The ideal datum-hierarchy tree, in turn, is used to define measures of process planning efficiency. These measures can be utilised to compare actual process plans and improve manufacturing processes. An example is presented to illustrate the concepts and method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-271
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Volume24
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Design for machining
  • Graph theory
  • Part variation
  • Process planning
  • Tolerance analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A graph theoretic approach linking design dimensioning and process planning Part 1: Designing to process planning'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this