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Design Evaluation of Air Gap in a Ceiling Fan - A Simulation Case Study

Summary: [This abstract is based on the author's abstract.]This study evaluates the extent of air gap variation when components in ceiling fan motors are produced according to design. The root cause was believed to be inappropriate design specifications. Air gap was first modeled as a function of different parameters of a fan assembly. The model was then used to generate data on air gap using Monte Carlo simulation. Results show that lack of process capability, not faulty design, was the main cause of higher rework. Findings support a cost/benefit analysis for procuring new and improved marchines.

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  • Topics: Process Capability
  • Keywords: Assembly line methods,Density estimation,Distribution,Goodness of fit,Normal distribution,Process capability analysis,Rework,Simulations
  • Author: Tridib, K. Dutta
  • Journal: Quality Engineering