A tree approach for tolerance charting

Ping Ji

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

52 Citations (Scopus)


A tolerance chart is a very useful tool for process engineers to determine tolerances and mean values of working dimensions of a process plan. This paper presents a tree-theoretic representation for a tolerance chart. Three trees can be generated from blueprint dimensions, stock removals and working dimensions of a tolerance chart. The algorithms for generating the trees are provided, and these trees can be used to identify dimensional chains and solid stock removals in a tolerance chart. Finally, a mathematical model of linear equations for calculating mean working dimensions is formulated from the dimensional chains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1023-1033
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'A tree approach for tolerance charting'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this