Lecture Notes

Lec #    Topics
1 Introduction, Logistics, Context, History (PDF)
2 Assembly in the Small - Step-by-step Process -Assembly Motions and Forces (PDF)
3 Assembly in the Small -Rigid Part Mating Theory and RCC (PDF - 1.3 MB)
4 Key Characteristics (PDF)
5 Mathematical Models of Assemblies, Feature-based Modeling of Assemblies (PDF)
6 Constraint in Assembly-1 (PDF)
7 Constraint in Assembly-2 (PDF)
8 Variation Buildup in Assemblies-1 (PDF)
9 Variation Buildup in Assemblies-2 (PDF)
10 Assembly Sequence Analysis, Algorithms, and Software (PDF - 1.0 MB)
11 The Datum Flow Chain-1 (PDF)
12 The Datum Flow Chain-2 (PDF)
13 More DFC (PDF)
14 Assembly in The Large - Basic Issues, Economics, Step-by-step Process (PDF)
15 Product Architecture, Flexibility (PDF)
16 Design for Assembly - Theory and Examples (PDF)
17 AITL System Design Issues: Kinds of Assembly Lines and Equipment, Production Volume, Cycle Times (PDF)
18 Mid-term Presentation of Student Projects Covering First Three Reports
19 Assembly in The Large: Workstation Design Issues (PDF)
20 Assembly System Design Techniques and Simulation (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
21 Economic Analysis of Assembly Systems (PDF)
22 Flexible Manufacturing Systems (PDF)
23 Outsourcing, and Supply Chain Management or Student Show and Tell  (PDF) (Courtesy of Charles Fine. Used with permission.)
24 767 Wing Case Study (PDF)
25 Student Project Presentations

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2004
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Lecture Notes