Tolerance optimization with statistical approach in the CAT environment

Pergolato, Marco (2022) Tolerance optimization with statistical approach in the CAT environment. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Ingegneria meccanica [LM-DM270]
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Nowadays, product development in all its phases plays a fundamental role in the industrial chain. The need for a company to compete at high levels, the need to be quick in responding to market demands and therefore to be able to engineer the product quickly and with a high level of quality, has led to the need to get involved in new more advanced methods/ processes. In recent years, we are moving away from the concept of 2D-based design and production and approaching the concept of Model Based Definition. By using this approach, increasingly complex systems turn out to be easier to deal with but above all cheaper in obtaining them. Thanks to the Model Based Definition it is possible to share data in a lean and simple way to the entire engineering and production chain of the product. The great advantage of this approach is precisely the uniqueness of the information. In this specific thesis work, this approach has been exploited in the context of tolerances with the aid of CAD / CAT software. Tolerance analysis or dimensional variation analysis is a way to understand how sources of variation in part size and assembly constraints propagate between parts and assemblies and how that range affects the ability of a project to meet its requirements. It is critically important to note how tolerance directly affects the cost and performance of products. Worst Case Analysis (WCA) and Statistical analysis (RSS) are the two principal methods in DVA. The thesis aims to show the advantages of using statistical dimensional analysis by creating and examining various case studies, using PTC CREO software for CAD modeling and CETOL 6σ for tolerance analysis. Moreover, it will be provided a comparison between manual and 3D analysis, focusing the attention to the information lost in the 1D case. The results obtained allow us to highlight the need to use this approach from the early stages of the product design cycle.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Pergolato, Marco
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Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Statistical tolerance analysis,Computer-Aided tolerancing,Cetol 6σ,Model-Based Definition (MBD),Thermal expansion,GD&T
Data di discussione della Tesi
7 Ottobre 2022

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