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3D freeform component fixture design optisation using a genetic algorithm

By Ka Yiu Yeung and Xun Chen


This paper details an application of genetic algorithms (GA) developed for the optimisation of fixture locator positioning for 3D freeform components. Based on the information of the workpiece, a genetic algorithm based approach is applied to determine the most statically stable fixture configuration from a large number of possible candidates. The preliminary implementation is introduced to demonstrate the ability of GA in automated fixture design

Topics: T1, TA
Publisher: University of Huddersfield
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:3791

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