2.875J Mechanical Assemblies: Their Design, Manufacture, and Role in Product Development


Class Info

Introduces mechanical and economic models of assemblies and assembly automation on two levels. Assembly in the small comprises basic engineering models of rigid and compliant part mating and explains the operation of the Remote Center Compliance. Assembly in the large takes a system view of assembly, including the notion of product architecture, feature-based design and computer models of assemblies, analysis of mechanical constraint, assembly sequence analysis, tolerances, system-level design for assembly and JIT methods, and economics of assembly automation. Case studies and current research included. Class exercises and homework include analyses of real assemblies, the mechanics of part mating, and a semester long project.

This class has 2.008 as a prerequisite.

2.875J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. E. Whitney.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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