The Design and Realisation of a Flexible Rapid Assembly Aero-Structure Manufacturing Cell – A Simulation Driven Approach 2003-01-2903
The use of simulation is a recognised part of the design process for automated systems and this has been particularly so in the development of the very large machines used in aero-structure manufacture. As part of an ongoing research project at the University of Nottingham a flexible rapid assembly cell is currently being developed that will be capable of manufacturing a number of different aero-structure sub-assemblies. The individual technologies required such as riveting, drilling and assembly have been developed and the complete cell is now being realised. A key enabler for the realisation of the cell has been the use of simulation, both in the development stage and as a central component of the operating and programming systems. This paper will describe the application of simulation techniques within the cell and during its design.
Citation: Webb, P., Eastwood, S., Chitiu, A., Fayad, C. et al., "The Design and Realisation of a Flexible Rapid Assembly Aero-Structure Manufacturing Cell – A Simulation Driven Approach," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-2903, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-2903. Download Citation
Philip Webb, Sara Eastwood, Alex Chitiu, Carole Fayad, Colm McKeown
School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management The University of Nottingham, Bombardier Aerospace PLC