Diana M. Pelinescu

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—This paper describes an approach to optimal design of a fixture layout with the minimum required number of elements, i.e., six locators and a clamp. The approach applies to parts with arbitrary 3-D geometry and is restricted to be within a discrete domain of locations for placing the fixture elements of nonfrictional contacts. The paper addresses two major(More)
This paper addresses two major issues in fixture layout design: (1) to determine the feasible fixture configurations that satisfy fundamental requirements such as kinematic localization and total fixturing (form-closure) and (2) to evaluate the acceptable fixture designs on several quality criteria and select the optimal fixture appropriate with practical(More)
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