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Uncertainty due to experimental conditions in co-ordinate measuring machines


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Lobato, H., Ferri, C., Faraway, J., Orchard, N. and , R.-R. p., P., 2009. Uncertainty due to experimental conditions in co-ordinate measuring machines. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 223 (5), pp. 499-509.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544054JEM1255

    Abstract

    Any measurement method of a physical quantity cannot provide an exact unequivocal result owing to the infinite amount of information necessary to characterize fully both the physical quantity to be measured and the measuring process. Therefore, a quantitative indication of the quality of a measurement result needs to be given to enable its reliable use. Uncertainty is one such indication. Provision of incorrect uncertainty statements for measurements performed by a co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) may lead to very serious economic implications. In this study, the uncertainty of CMM measurements is estimated by a single parameter accounting for both systematic and random errors. The effects that environmental conditions (temperature), discretionary set-up parameters (probe extension, stylus length), and measuring plan decisions (number of points) have on uncertainty of measurements are then investigated. Interactions between such factors are also shown to be significant.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsLobato, H., Ferri, C., Faraway, J., Orchard, N. and , R.-R. p., P.
    DOI10.1243/09544054JEM1255
    Uncontrolled Keywordsanova, rmse, co-ordinate measuring machines, root mean square error, cmm, uncertainty
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences
    Faculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
    Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
    Publisher Statementlobato_ferri_faraway_orchard.pdf: The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 223 (5), 2009 by Professional Engineering Publishing/SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © IMechE
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code14279
    Additional InformationThis is the un-modified final draft post-refereeing, publisher-produced version. It therefore includes the answers to referees, which constitutes part of such version produced by the publisher.

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