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Advanced Metrology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128218150, 9780128218167

Advanced Metrology

1st Edition

Freeform Surfaces

Authors: X. Jiang Paul Scott
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128218150
eBook ISBN: 9780128218167
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th April 2020
Page Count: 374
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Advanced Metrology: Freeform Surfaces provides the perfect guide for engineering designers and manufacturers interested in exploring the benefits of this technology. The inclusion of industrial case studies and examples will help readers to implement these techniques which are being developed across different industries as they offer improvements to the functional performance of products and reduce weight and cost.

Key Features

  • Includes case studies in every chapter to help readers implement the techniques discussed
  • Provides unique advice from industry on hot subjects, including surface description and data processing
  • Features links to online content, including video, code and software


Researchers, graduate students and practicing engineers in manufacturing, metrology, precision engineering, engineering design, computer-aided engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering and automotive engineering

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Fundaments for Freeform Surfaces
3. Sampling for Freeform Surfaces
4. Freeform Surface Fitting
5. Linear and Non-linear Diffusion Filtration
6. Morphological Filtration
7. Wavelets Filtration
8. Segmentation of Features on Freeform Surfaces
9. Characterisation for Freeform Surfaces
10. Characterisation of Freeform Structured Surfaces
11. Freeform Surface Design and Metrology Platform
12. Summary and Conclusion


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About the Authors

X. Jiang

X. Jiang

Professor Dame Jane Jiang is a Royal Academy of Engineering/Renishaw Chair in Precision Metrology, and the Director of the UK National Hub for Future Metrology. Jane’s research interests include the development of mathematical models and algorithms for geometrical products specification and metrology, including geometric tolerancing, and surface texture analytics, filtration and parametric characterization; and development of new optical interferometry techniques for future embedded measurement sensor and instrumentation. She devotes her research on underpinning manufacturing science, especially in the creation of infrastructure in geometrical products design, processing control, verification in manufacturing. Jane has published more than 450 papers; 10 books and journal special issues on measurement science and manufacturing research. Jane is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the International Academy of Production Research and the Institute of Engineering Technology. She was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2006 and the Sir Harold Hartley Medal in 2014 and received a Damehood in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours, for her services to engineering and manufacturing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Academy of Engineering/Renishaw Chair in Precision Metrology, University of Huddersfield, and Director of the UK National Hub for Future Metrology, UK

Paul Scott

Paul Scott

Professor Paul J. Scott holds the Taylor Hobson Chair in Computational Geometry, at the University of Huddersfield, with a research focus on mathematics, algorithms, and the geometrical characterisation of size, shape and texture. Paul spent twenty-six years in the research department at Taylor Hobson Ltd, applying mathematical ideas and concepts to surface texture and form measuring instruments. He is still employed by TH for one day a week. Paul is also very actively involved with the formation of national and international standards: being chairman of BSI technical committee TDE/4/-/9 and represents the UK on ISO technical committee TC/213 (Dimensional and geometrical product specification and verification-GPS).

Affiliations and Expertise

Taylor Hobson Chair in Computational Geometry, University of Huddersfield, UK

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