Influence of Flexible Body Contact Deformation on the Linear Dimension Measurement Precision
The common measurement error when measuring the component geometrical dimensions using universal contact measurement instruments is caused by different factors, such as error of the measurement instrument, personal reading errors, effect of surface roughness on the measuring line deviation, influence of contact deformation measurement force, and others. The present article examines one of these factors, i.e. contact deformations under the influence of measurement force. To make precise measurements it is essential to find out the effect of roughness of measured components. High roughness creates additional measurement errors. It is particularly important in the measurement of thin components, flexible materials and films, as well as for components with nanocoating. Flexible bodies in the meaning of this article are components of different shape and sizes made of rubber or soft plastic. This article studies principles of error formation based on the deformation of surface roughness and basic material.
Zdzislaw Gosiewski and Zbigniew Kulesza
A. Avišāne et al., "Influence of Flexible Body Contact Deformation on the Linear Dimension Measurement Precision", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 199, pp. 321-325, 2013