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On the Evaluation of Errors in the Virtual Design of Mechanical Systems

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Machines 2018, 6(3), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines6030036
Received: 21 May 2018 / Revised: 26 July 2018 / Accepted: 26 July 2018 / Published: 6 August 2018
In this article, the information value is used in numeric analysis as both a method for data approximation and a measure of data equality among a set of values. To this end, a surface segmentation, based on a study for constructing a hierarchy for vectors clustering using certain similarity criteria, is presented. The technique is based on the analysis of vectors representing regions associated with given types of critical points. An approach based on the Max Entropy in Metric Space (MEMS) is introduced in the paper, in order to extract a cluster of local features and to obtain an analysis of mechanical systems in the 2D and/or 3D spaces. The approach proposed in the paper can be effectively used in virtual prototyping and optimal designing of mechanical systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: Maxinf principle; Computer Aided Design (CAD); virtual prototyping; optimal design; Multibody Mechanical Systems (MBS); Max Entropy in Metric Space (MEMS) Maxinf principle; Computer Aided Design (CAD); virtual prototyping; optimal design; Multibody Mechanical Systems (MBS); Max Entropy in Metric Space (MEMS)
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Villecco, F. On the Evaluation of Errors in the Virtual Design of Mechanical Systems. Machines 2018, 6, 36.

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