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Experiments in fixturing mechanics

Burdick, Joel W. and Liang, Yongqiang and Rimon, Elon (2003) Experiments in fixturing mechanics. In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2003, Taipei, Taiwan, September 14-19, 2003. Vol.2. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2579-2585. ISBN 0-7803-7736-2

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This paper describes an experimental fixturing system wherein fixel reaction forces, workpiece loading, and workpiece displacements are measured during simulated fixturing operations. The system's configuration, its measurement principles, and tests to characterize its performance are summarized. This system is used to experimentally determine the relationship between workpiece displacement and variations in fixed preload force or workpiece loading. We compare the results against standard theories, and conclude that commonly used linear spring models do not accurately predict workpiece displacements, while a non-linear compliance model provides better predictive behavior.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2003 IEEE. Reprinted with pemrission. This work was supported by NSF Grant # IIS-9901056. Many thanks are due to N. Senchy, D. Jackson, J. Burgess, D. Choi, N. Schara, A. Cashion, P. Novak, and A. Duello for designing, constructing, and assembling the experimental system.
Subject Keywords:displacement measurement; fixtures; machining
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