Computational method for diagnosis of variation-related assembly problems

M. Chang, D. C. Gossard

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Dimensional variations often cause expensive problems in the assembly of mechanical products especially during new product deployment. Currently, the time and labour spent on the removal of variation-related assembly problems are considerable. This paper proposes a computational method to identify the causes of variation-related problems in assemblies. In the proposed method, the relationship between causes and symptoms is computed via simulation of the assembly process, and they are represented by a matrix. For given measurement data, this method uses linear optimization and statistical techniques to diagnose assembly problems. The proposed method can diagnose assembly problems caused by either a single or multiple fault(s).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2985-2995
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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