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The Design and Realisation of a Flexible Rapid Assembly Aero-Structure Manufacturing Cell – A Simulation Driven Approach
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 08, 2003 by SAE International in United States
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The use of simulation is a recognised part of the design process for automated systems and this has been particularly so in the development of the very large machines used in aero-structure manufacture. As part of an ongoing research project at the University of Nottingham a flexible rapid assembly cell is currently being developed that will be capable of manufacturing a number of different aero-structure sub-assemblies. The individual technologies required such as riveting, drilling and assembly have been developed and the complete cell is now being realised. A key enabler for the realisation of the cell has been the use of simulation, both in the development stage and as a central component of the operating and programming systems. This paper will describe the application of simulation techniques within the cell and during its design.
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- Philip Webb - School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management The University of Nottingham
- Sara Eastwood - School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management The University of Nottingham
- Alex Chitiu - School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management The University of Nottingham
- Carole Fayad - School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management The University of Nottingham
- Colm McKeown - Bombardier Aerospace PLC
CitationWebb, P., Eastwood, S., Chitiu, A., Fayad, C. et al., "The Design and Realisation of a Flexible Rapid Assembly Aero-Structure Manufacturing Cell – A Simulation Driven Approach," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-2903, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-2903.
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