Octree-Based Generation and Variation Analysis of Skin Model Shapes
AbstractThe concept of Skin Model Shape has been introduced as a method for a close representation of manufactured parts using a discrete geometry representation scheme. However, discretized surfaces make irregular polyhedra, which are computationally demanding to model and process using the traditional implicit surface and boundary representation techniques. Moreover, there are still some research challenges related to the geometrical variation modelling of manufactured products; specifically, methods for geometrical data processing, the mapping of manufacturing variation sources to a geometric model, and the improvement of variation visualization techniques. To provide steps towards addressing these challenges this work uses Octree, a 3D space partitioning technique, as an aid for geometrical data processing, variation visualization, variation modelling and propagation, and tolerance analysis. Further, Skin Model Shapes are generated either by manufacturing a simulation using a non-ideal toolpath on solid models of Skin Model Shapes that are assembled to non-ideal fixtures or from measurement data. Octrees are then used in a variation envelope extraction from the simulated or measurement data, which becomes a basis for further simulation and tolerance analysis. To illustrate the method, an industrial two-stage truck component manufacturing line was studied. Simulation results show that the predicted Skin Model Shapes closely match to the measurement data from the manufacturing line, which could also be used to map to manufacturing error sources. This approach contributes towards the application of Octrees in many Skin Model Shape related operations and processes. View Full-Text
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Yacob, F.; Semere, D.; Nordgren, E. Octree-Based Generation and Variation Analysis of Skin Model Shapes. J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2018, 2, 52.
Yacob F, Semere D, Nordgren E. Octree-Based Generation and Variation Analysis of Skin Model Shapes. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing. 2018; 2(3):52.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yacob, Filmon; Semere, Daniel; Nordgren, Erik. 2018. "Octree-Based Generation and Variation Analysis of Skin Model Shapes." J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2, no. 3: 52.
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