Many research works on tolerance analysis have been carried out in the last thirty years. In this paper, a new idea is proposed, aiming to investigate the effect of form error and mechanical behavior of parts on the stack-up result by combining the recent novelties on the tolerance analysis of rigid and flexible bodies. The real parts are simulated considering the non-nominal Skin Model Shape and the mechanical properties in order to simulate the assembly of a realistic case study. A manufacturing signature model to generate the features with geometric deviations and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are used.
Corrado, A., & Polini, W. (2018). FEA integration in the tolerance analysis using Skin Model Shapes. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 75, pp. 285–290). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2018.04.055