A contribution to the calculation of measurement uncertainty and optimization of measuring strategies in coordinate measurement
Abstract
The influence of sample shape deviations on the measurement uncertainties and the optimization of computer aided coordinate measurement were investigated for a circle and a cylinder. Using the complete error propagation law in matrix form the parameter uncertainties are calculated, taking the correlation between the measurement points into account. Theoretical investigations show that the measuring points have to be equidistantly distributed and that for a cylindrical body a measuring point distribution along a cross section is better than along a helical line. The theoretically obtained expressions to calculate the uncertainties prove to be a good estimation basis. The simple error theory is not satisfactory for estimation. The complete statistical data analysis theory helps to avoid aggravating measurement errors and to adjust the number of measuring points to the required measuring uncertainty.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 January 1983
 Bibcode:
 1983PhDT........18W
 Keywords:

 Coordinates;
 Error Analysis;
 Optimization;
 Precision;
 Statistical Analysis;
 Computer Assisted Instruction;
 Data Correlation;
 Production Engineering;
 Tolerances (Mechanics);
 Engineering (General)