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Development of a force-path prediction model for the assembly process of o-ring type seals

: Sieben, Christoph; Reinhart, Gunther

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Procedia CIRP 23 (2014), pp.223-228
ISSN: 2212-8271
Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CATS) <5, 2014, Dresden>
Journal Article, Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IWU ()
O-Ring Assembly; O-Ring Friction; process control

O-ring type seals are the most commonly used seals worldwide. In spite of possible consequences (e.g. leakage and total machine failure) of a damaged seal-ring due to mechanical overstraining during the assembly process, detailed process expertise is barely existent. The aim of this contribution is to establish a basic understanding for the complex processes during assembly. Therefore contributing elements of elastomeric friction as well as their external influences are analyzed in depth. Finally an outlook on a generalized prediction model of the force-path as a function of relevant factors is given.