In a competitive market it has become necessary to deliver products in a fast and efficient way. The mechanical design process needs to be modified in a way to be able to deliver reliable and fast products. One way of modifying the process is by reducing the amount of manual work by automating the repetitive tasks using scripts built in the computer tools.
This project work aims to develop a methodology where tedious and repetitive design processes are automated. The design of an industrial robot lower arm will be used as a proof of concept. The modeling is done in the CAD software SolidWorks and is evaluated structurally in the FEM software ANSYS.
Performing a Design of Experiments it was possible to obtain the functional relation between the Mesh Element Size and the FE results. The validation tests conducted further strengthen the hypothesis that tedious and repetitive design processes can be automated in order to reduce the work load of engineers.
Source: Linköping University
Author: Vemula, Bhanoday Reddy | Brioso, Rainel Gonzalez