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Use of photoelastic effect and image processing to measure the contact angle of a linear guideway
Author(s): Terry Y. Chen; P. H. Hou
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Paper Abstract

The contact angle affects the life and accuracy of a linear guideway. A novel method for measurement the contact angel of linear guideway is proposed by using the photoelastic effect and digital image processing techniques. Tests of the method on a sliced linear guideway with various loadings demonstrate its usefulness. The stress distribution of the guideway is further studied by using the finite element method and the photoelastic experiment. The results can be useful for structural design of the linear guideway.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2001
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4317, Second International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, (13 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429617
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Terry Y. Chen, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
P. H. Hou, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4317:
Second International Conference on Experimental Mechanics
Fook Siong Chau; Chenggen Quan, Editor(s)

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