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Stylus measurement techniques: A contribution to the problem of parameter variation

Authors
Journal
Wear
0043-1648
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
83
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0043-1648(82)90339-8
Disciplines
  • Engineering

Abstract

Abstract In this paper some effects of experimental technique on the assessment of engineering surfaces by stylus profilometry are considered. It is shown that some of the variation in surface statistics obtained is a result of (i) tracking inaccuracy, (ii) filtering of data by the choice of skid or datum, (iii) surface damage caused by stylus and skid or (iv) substantial errors caused by particles attaching themselves to the surface under assessment. Some guidance is given for good experimental practice and the operation of the instrument. It is suggested that new standards which relate to the use of skid and datum may be necessary since the results obtained are substantially different.

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