For this project, the team needs to design a mass production manufacturing process. The product of the process will be parts that represent, as closely as possible, approximations of parts developed using Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) software. Since the software uses spheres to efficiently model complex parts, the manufacturing process must also utilize spheres as the building blocks for the approximated parts. As a proof of concept, this project uses river pebbles as the parts being approximated by the software and modeled by the multi-sphere production process.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)
Hartley, Christopher; Gorski, Chad; and Brady, Matthew, "JME 4110: Mass Production of Multi-Sphere Approximated Parts" (2021). Washington University / UMSL Mechanical Engineering Design Project JME 4110. 48.
Set of Solidworks part files for each part of the mass production assembly.
Multi-Sphere Mass Production Final Drawing Set.pdf (3335 kB)
Set of detail drawings of all fabricated parts of the mass production assembly