WIT Press


Computer Aided Optimal Design Of Mechanical Device

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP010051

Volume

54

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

879 kb

Author(s)

W. Switek

Abstract

Computer aided optimal design of mechanical device W. Switek Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mechanical Engineering Department, Mexico Abstract This paper presents an integrated computer aided approach to the design of any mechanical device involving modeling, simulation and automatic drawing of the device. The process of computer design is presented on the example of a design of a gear speed reducer using the POWERSIM simulation software. The use of the computer model of a device allows the designer to perform easily the simulation, in order to find optimal technical solution to the elements of the device. In first step the logic of mechanical calculation of a device and their sequence is represented in the form of a flow chart. That helps to develop a computer model in terms of the symbols of a particular simulation software. The next step is a computer simulation which helps to determine the best geometry of the elements of the device. The results of the simulation should

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