The Assessment of Surface Structures with an Optical Sensor

  • N. Rau
  • G. Hübner
Conference paper


In the case of highly stressed components the structure of surface very often has an essential influence on the achievable service life. If, on the one hand, accurate matching with the material properties and stresses is required, measurement techniques are needed to describe the structure and its variations. An optical measuring process working on the scattered-light principle is suitable for use in the production line, as well. For this purpose it is necessary to meet the requirements for low weight, insusceptibility to deviations in alignment and insusceptibility to interference.


Machine Direction Tooling Mark Chatter Mark Stylus Instrument Optical Surface Analysis 
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    Rau, N.; Hübner, G.: Optical measurements of chatter marks. 3. International conference Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Teesside Polytechnic England. April 1985Google Scholar
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    Brodman, R.; Gerstdorfer, O.; Thurn G. Optical roughness measuring instrument for fine machined surfaces Optical Engineering. April 1985Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Rau
    • 1
  • G. Hübner
    • 1
  1. 1.Daimler-Benz AGStuttgartGermany

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