Title: Optical measurement of surface and topographical parameters investigation created by Abrasive Waterjet

Authors: Jan Valicek, Sergej Hloch

Addresses: Mining and Geological Faculty, Institute of Physics, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 708 33, Czech Republic. ' Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies, Technical University of Kosice with a seat in Presov, Bayerova 1, 080 01 Presov, Slovak Republic

Abstract: This paper deals with the application of a shadow method which enables the monitoring and checking of a state of surface geometry. The data obtained from the measurement of the surface topography are analysed and simultaneously interpreted with a view to increase quality. Analysis of data from the surface enables us to formulate our ideas about the mechanism of the surface establishment created by Abrasive Waterjet (AWJ) cutting. Further, the creation of a parameters database of surface geometry irregularities is emphasised.

Keywords: AWJ cutting: abrasive waterjet machining; optical measurement; topographical parameters; surface measurement; shadow method; surface geometry; surface topography; surface quality; surface roughness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2009.027421

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2009 Vol.3 No.4, pp.360 - 373

Published online: 22 Jul 2009 *

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