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Automated Planning and Optimization of a Draping Processes Within the CATIA Environment Using a Python Software Tool

Körber, Marian Karl and Frommel, Christoph (2019) Automated Planning and Optimization of a Draping Processes Within the CATIA Environment Using a Python Software Tool. FAIM 2019, 28 Jun. 2019, Limerick.

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Abstract

This thesis deals with the challenge of the virtual generation and optimization of complex production processes within the Computer Aided Design (CAD) environment CATIA V5. A flexible robot end-effector (Modular Gripper) is used for automated draping process which serves as an example application. Previous experiments have shown that manually selecting all process parameters that are needed to adapt the grippers geometry is a very time consuming and inaccurate method. For this reason, a tool was developed that is able to determine or optimize the end-effector specific process parameters offline. Since all existing models are available in the CATIA environment, the goal was to perform this optimization process within the same environment. The software tool is based on a hierarchical architecture where all calculations and logic optimization processes are processed in the programming language Python. All commands in the CATIA environment are performed with the help of small, modularized CATScript programs that are able to interact with main Python algorithms. This work is intended to lead to a virtual optimization process that can be universally applied to complex manufacturing processes. Since it is based on a Python framework that is able to interact directly with the CATIA environment, it is flexible enough so that it can be adapted to further processes.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/131177/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Automated Planning and Optimization of a Draping Processes Within the CATIA Environment Using a Python Software Tool
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Körber, Marian KarlMarian.Koerber (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0109-8102
Frommel, ChristophChristoph.Frommel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3717-1087
Date:2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:automation, process optimization, cross-plattform interaction
Event Title:FAIM 2019
Event Location:Limerick
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:28 Jun. 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation, L - Structures and Materials
Location: Augsburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design
Institute of Structures and Design > Automation and Production Technology
Institute of Structures and Design > Process and Automation
Deposited By: Körber, Marian Karl
Deposited On:28 Nov 2019 10:55
Last Modified:28 Nov 2019 10:55

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