Weekes, Suzanne L.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Biology and Biotechnology
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