Handbook of Surface Metrology: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Surface Metrology

1st Edition

By David J. Whitehouse

CRC Press

350 pages

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pub: 1994-01-01
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Written by the leading authority in the subject, Handbook of Surface Metrology covers every conceivable aspect of measuring and characterizing a surface. Focusing both on theory and practice, the book provides useful guidelines for the design of precision instruments and presents data on the functional importance of surfaces. It also clearly explains the essential theory relevant to surface metrology. The book defines most terms and parameters according to national and international standards. Many examples and illustrations are drawn from the esteemed author's large fund of groundbreaking research work. This unparalleled, all-encompassing "metrology bible" is beneficial for engineering postgraduate students and researchers involved in tribology, instrumentation, data processing, and metrology.

Reviews

"The book is clearly written, well illustrated, and comprehensive in its coverage. … a very important addition to the engineering literature written by possibly the best qualified person in this country."

-Industrial Lubrication and Technology

"Given its importance to modern engineering, an authoritative and comprehensive guide to surface metrology has been long overdue: this book is well worth the wait. It will provide a central and essential reference for many years to come. … This is an immense and rich mine of information, and both the scope and the inadequacies of current theories are fully explored."

-M.A. Player (Aberdeen University), Measurement Science and Technology

"… no laboratory where surface metrology is an issue can afford to be without a copy. … The section on characterization and signal processing is the major portion of the book, and is likely to remain the definitive account of the topic for some time."

-Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

"Based on the personal knowledge and experience of the author who is a leading authority on the subject, this well-presented and comprehensive reference work covers both theory and practice. … The book contains a great deal of data, a useful glossary, and is exceptionally well referenced."

-Aslib Book Guide

"All you need to know about this subject is covered in depth: from the essential theory of surface metrology, the relevant national and international standards, to the design of precision instruments and processing of data. … There is no doubt that this reference work will be found essential for engineers involved in any aspect of development and production engineering concerned with metrology, tribology, instrumentation, and associated data processing."

-Vacuum

"It provides, for the first time I believe, a comprehensive analysis of modern techniques and instrumentation for surface metrology, including a description of the historical background to this important branch of engineering, in which the author himself played a major role. … all this and much more has been described in an easily readable manner with plenty of sensible diagrams and a wealth of useful references."

-Professor Jack Dinsdale, NCR Industrial Professor, University of Dundee, Scotland

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor D. Dowson

GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OF MEASUREMENT

Where does surface metrology fit in engineering metrology?

Importance of surface metrology

SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION-THE NATURE OF SURFACES AND THE SIGNALS OBTAINED FROM THEM

Surface roughness characterization

Waviness

Errors of form

Comparisons of definitions for surface metrology and coordinate measuring

Characterization of defect shapes on the surface

PROCESSING

Digital methods

Digital properties of random surfaces

Fourier transform and the FFT

Statistical parameters in digital form

Properties and implementation of ambiguity function and Wigner distribution function

Digital estimation of reference lines for surface metrology

Algorithms

Transformation in surface metrology

Graphical methods

Other methods of processing

Surface generation

INSTRUMENTATION

Introduction and historical

Measurement systems

Optical techniques for measurement of surfaces

Capacitance techniques for measurement of surfaces of slopes

Inductance techniques

Impedance technique-skin effect

Other non-standard techniques

Electron microscopy

Merit of transducers

ERRORS, CALIBRATION, TRACEABILITY AND STANDARDIZATION

Nature of errors

Deterministic or systematic error model

Basic components of accuracy evaluation

Basic error theory for a system

Propagation of errors

Some useful statistical tests for surfaces

Uncertainty in instruments-calibration in general

Calibration of stylus instruments

Calibration of form instruments

Parameter variation

National and international standards

Drawing symbols

SURFACE METROLOGY IN MANUFACTURE

Manufacturing processes

Cutting

Abrasive processes

Unconventional machining

Surface roughness produced by machining difficult materials

Surface effects other than geometry

Surface geometry-a fingerprint of manufacture

SURFACE GEOMETRY-ITS IMPORTANCE IN FUNCTION

Two body interaction - static effects

Functional properties of contact

Two body interactions - dynamic effects

General roughness and system life

One body interactions

One body with radiation (optical)

Scattering by other waves

Systems function

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

Characterization and nature of signal

Data processing

Measurement of trends

Calibration

Manufacture

Function

Overview

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC064000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Sensors