ME 6225: Metrology and Measurement Systems

Offered Spring, Odd Years


Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: ME 3015 and ME 6222
Catalog Description: Metrology techniques and procedures. Precision manufacturing system design and analysis.
Textbooks: None
Instructors: Thomas R. Kurfess
References: A. H. Slocum, Precision Machine Design, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1992.
W. R. Moore, Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy, Moore Special Tools Company, Bridgeport, CT, 1989.
ASME, Methods for Performance Evaluation of Computer Numerically Controlled Machining Centers, ASME B5.54-1992, ASME/ANSI, New York, NY, 1992.
Goals: To provide graduate students with the fundamental background as well as practical knowledge to precisely measure and quantify geometric aspects of manufactured parts as well as production system capabilities.
Prerequisites by topics: Classical feedback control, basic understanding of machine tool functions, working knowledge of MATLAB
Topics:
  • Linear Measurements
  • Standards of Measurements
  • Limits, Fits and Gages
  • Comparators
  • Measurement by Light-Wave Interference
  • Straightness, Flatness, Squareness, Parallelism, Circularity and Rotation
  • Angular Measurement and Circular Division
  • Basics of Machine Tool Metrology
Delivery mode (%):

Lecture

70

Laboratory

  • Supervised
  • Unsupervised

 

  • 10
  • Demonstration

    20

    Grading Scheme (%):

    Homework

    10

    Individual Projects

    20

    Exams

    70