Faculty Advisor

Weekes, Suzanne L.

Abstract

A self-tapping screw is a high-strength one-piece fastener that is driven into preformed holes. We analyze and improve a mathematical model of the self-tapping screw insertion process so that it can be used in manufacturing processes at the Bose Corporation. We build a Graphical User Interface in MATLAB which allows users to enter fundamental data and produces the corresponding torque curve. The accuracy and robustness of the model is tested by comparing predictions to empirical data collected at Bose.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Program

Mathematical Sciences

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