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Volume 23, Issue 4


Metrological Aspects of Abrasive Tool Active Surface Topography Evaluation

Dariusz Lipiński
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Published Online: 2016-12-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mms-2016-0043


Analysis of the shape and location of abrasive grain tips as well as their changes during the grinding process, is the basis for forecasting the machining process results. This paper presents a methodology of using the watershed segmentation in identifying abrasive grains on the abrasive tool active surface. Some abrasive grain tips were selected to minimize the errors of detecting many tips on a single abrasive grain. The abrasive grains, singled out as a result of the watershed segmentation, were then analyzed to determine their geometric parameters. Moreover, the statistical parameters describing their locations on the abrasive tool active surface and the parameters characterizing intergranular spaces were determined.

Keywords: grinding wheel; grain segmentation; watershed segmentation; image analysis


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About the article

Received: 2015-11-30

Accepted: 2016-05-24

Published Online: 2016-12-13

Published in Print: 2016-12-01

Citation Information: Metrology and Measurement Systems, Volume 23, Issue 4, Pages 567–577, ISSN (Online) 2300-1941, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mms-2016-0043.

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