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Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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|Title:||Analysis and evaluation for assembly behaviour of reheat stop valve based on virtual prototyping|
|Author(s):||Bing Shi, (Mechanical Engineering School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, Peoples’ Republic of China), Ye Jin, (Mechanical Engineering School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, Peoples’ Republic of China)|
|Citation:||Bing Shi, Ye Jin, (2008) "Analysis and evaluation for assembly behaviour of reheat stop valve based on virtual prototyping", Engineering Computations, Vol. 25 Iss: 7, pp.637 - 656|
|Keywords:||Design for assembly, Finite element analysis, Fluid dynamics, Kinematics, Prototypes, Simulation|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/02644400810899942 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper aims to develop an assembly behaviour dynamic model of reheat stop valve assembly under run-time situations and combined (assembly error, friction, fluid dynamics and thermal load behaviour) and to carry out assembly process evaluation and optimisation.
Design/methodology/approach – The fluid dynamic behaviour analysis is carried out for the dynamic torque characteristics of reheat stop valve and for the thermal load distribution of the valve shaft-bush subassembly, which is used for evaluating the thermal deformation of valve shaft by using of finite elements method. The assembly behaviour dynamic model is developed by multibody dynamics theory, which is as the basis of developing virtual prototyping platform for analysing and evaluating the current assembly process.
Findings – It is revealed that the deformation (
Research limitations/implications – The present assembly behaviour dynamic model based on virtual prototyping for optimum assembly process design uses only single objective optimisation (the most important clearance between valve shaft and bush 4#). For a complete optimum assembly process design has to be carried out with other three clearance variables (the clearance between valve shaft and bush 1#, bush 2# and bush 3#) together.
Practical implications – The present analysis provides some benchmarks for improving the current assembly process. In practice, the assembly coaxial tolerance of valve shaft-bush subassembly and the initial design clearances must be limited strictly.
Originality/value – This paper provides a methodology for analysis and evaluation of reheat stop valve assembly behaviour with the consideration of combined environmental behaviours. Based on this methodology, it is possible to develop an assembly behaviour dynamic model, and further, to develop a virtual prototyping platform for analysing and evaluating the assembly process which will offer help to designers for improving the reheat stop valve assembly process.
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