Author(s): L. Blunt, X. Jiang & K.J. Stout
Over the past eight years the subject of 3D surface metrology has developed
from something of a novelty to a position where it has now become a crucial
tool in the characterisation of engineering surfaces across a broad range of
It is widely accepted that the nature of the topography of a
surface has a significant influence on the efficiency and functional
performance of the surface.
The functions that have been identified in
various studies include wear, friction, lubrication, corrosion, fatigue,
coating, paintability, etc.
It is also increasingly being recognised that in
order to fully study and control surface manufacture to enhance the above
applications, studies need to be carried out from a 3-D perspective.
recently however, the vast majority of research, industrial applications and
national and international roughness standards were b...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/LAMDAMAP990231
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