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Title: Design, implementation, and testing of advanced virtual coordinate-measuring machines
Authors: Hu, Y
Yang, Q
Sun, X
Keywords: Advanced virtual coordinate-measuring machine (AVCMM)
Finite-element modeling
Monte Carlo method
Uncertainty evaluation
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 61(5), 1368 - 1376, 2012.
Abstract: Advanced virtual coordinate-measuring machines (CMMs) (AVCMMs) have recently been developed at Brunel University, which provide vivid graphical representation and powerful simulation of CMM operations, together with Monte-Carlo-based uncertainty evaluation. In an integrated virtual environment, the user can plan an inspection strategy for a given task, carry out virtual measurements, and evaluate the uncertainty associated with the measurement results, all without the need of using a physical machine. The obtained estimate of uncertainty can serve as a rapid feedback for the user to optimize the inspection plan in the AVCMM before actual measurements or as an evaluation of the measurement results performed. This paper details the methodology, design, and implementation of the AVCMM system, including CMM modeling, probe contact and collision detection, error modeling and simulation, and uncertainty evaluation. This paper further reports experimental results for the testing of the AVCMM.
Description: Copyright @ 2011 IEEE. This article has been made available through the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund.
ISSN: 0018-9456
Appears in Collections:School of Engineering and Design Research papers
Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering (AMEE)
Brunel OA Publishing Fund

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