Task‐specific measurement uncertainty budget of Curvic‐coupling using analytical methods

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A number of Industrial reference components manufactured by grinding to achieve tight dimensional tolerances. In this paper, we present an uncertainty budget of a reference forty-tooth # Curvic measured using an accurate Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) in a temperature-controlled laboratory. A number of measurements conducted on Curvicto assess measurement repeatability and reproducibility. Expanded uncertainty budget evaluated from twenty-one Influencing factors, giving8.7 µm (7.1 µm from Type A) and 11 µm (9.6 µm from Type A), respectively, for repeatability and reproducibility test (k >2). Measurement uncertainty due to steady-state thermal effects is 2.2 µm. An adaptable model is presented to evaluate transient thermal effects, a factor often neglected in measurement uncertainty. Thermal time constant uncertainty associated with transient thermal effects is evaluated u(τ)= ±398 s, which corresponds to ±15 % of thermal time constant expanded uncertainty, u(τ)= ±2570 s. # Curvic® (Curvic is a trademark of The Gleason Works, 1000 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14603, USA)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Congress of Metrology
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2019
Event19th International Metrology Congress - Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Hall 4, Paris, France
Duration: 24 Sep 201926 Sep 2019
Conference number: 19


Conference19th International Metrology Congress
Abbreviated titleCIM 2019
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