The use of finite element method in the furniture industry.


K. Hüseyin Koç, Koray Kizilkaya, E. Seda Erdinler and Derya Sevim Korkut*

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) techniques are getting more common everyday in the industry. The reason of this can be determined as the possibility of application of the CAE system besides the development of administration comprehension and industry with personal computers. In this study, Finite Element Method (FEM) application, which is an important engineering technique, was investigated with SolidWorks/CosmosWorks system. It is aimed to discuss the difficulties of FEM application based on the structure of the wood material and the conditions to transfer these to the Furniture Industry. For this purpose, proper analysis coefficient and virtual resistance values were developed with available standard, theoretic information and industrial application examples. At the second stage, the analysis was applied on a real product and the accuracy and applicability of the analysis approach have been evaluated by comparing the theoretic behavior of the product based on the software with the real results in practice.

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