Title: Evaluation of the surface finish of ground components and study on lighting conditions in machine vision system

Authors: V.G. Sridhar, M. Adithan

Addresses: School of Mechanical and Building Sciences, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 632 014, India. ' Academic Staff College, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 632 014, India

Abstract: The objective of the study is to find out the surface roughness value of the ground components using machine vision system. This study also aims at finding out the influencing parameters of the lighting conditions used in the machine vision system. The surface image of the ground components is captured by a CCD camera and it is processed to calculate a grey scale intensity value called roughness index Ri. A multiple regression equation is developed to correlate the Ri value of the surface image of the specimen and the corresponding roughness value Ra measured by stylus method. The surface roughness values obtained by machine vision are found to be accurate and comparable with the values obtained by conventional measurement method.

Keywords: surface finish; machine vision; ground components; image processing; lighting conditions; design of experiments; DOE; analysis of variance; ANOVA; linear regression; surface quality; surface evaluation; surface roughness; grinding.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCVR.2011.042272

International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, 2011 Vol.2 No.2, pp.141 - 155

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 02 Sep 2011 *

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