Characterizing Slop in Mechanical Assemblies Via Differential Geometry

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Michael P. Hennessey

Programs in Engineering and Technology Management

Chehrzad Shakiban

Mikhail M. Shvartsman

Department of Mathematics, Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM), O’Shaughnessy Science Hall, 2115 Summit Avenue, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN 55105-1079URL: HTTP://CAM.MATHLAB.STTHOMAS.EDU/ ∼MMS/SLOP.HTML

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 2(3), 150-159 (Jan 02, 2003) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1526118 History: Received March 01, 2002; Revised September 01, 2002; Online January 02, 2003
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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3D SolidWorksTM model of common doorknob assembly with exaggerated slop present, Aaron Ames, University of St. Thomas student; (a) Doorknob assembly; (b) Illustration of several t-sections of the knob
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Symmetric 2D idealization of a common doorknob assembly composed of doorknob (with knob, stem and base features) and a slot, with exaggerated slop
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The slop constraint region C
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A diagram for computing the sweep Q3Q4Q5
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The sweep Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q1 generated using Mathematica™




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