Process Simulation and Automatic Path Planning of Adhesive Joining
Paper in proceeding, 2016

Adhesive joining is frequently used in the automotive industry. In the pursuit of reducing weight, adhesive joining is important due to the possibility of joining different types of materials. The process is often automatised in order to reduce cycle time. In this paper we aim to present a novel framework that includes detailed process simulation and automatic generation of collision free robot paths and in this way improve the quality of the joint and reduce both cycle time and processing time. To verify the simulations, the properties of the adhesive bead have been compared to experiments with good agreement.

computational fluid dynamics

automatic path planning



immersed boundary method

process simulation

volume of fluid


Martin Svensson

Fredrik Edelvik

Jonas Kressin

Robert Bolin

Daniel Segerdahl

Per-Johan Wahlborg

Mathias Sundbäck

Procedia CIRP - 6th Cirp Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems

2212-8271 (ISSN)

Vol. 44 298-303

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Computational Mathematics


Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

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