Towards a rational surface profile characterization system
Approaches to surface profile characterization are first discussed and the superiority of a suitable statistical approach based on a set of 'primary' parameters suggested. The selection of such a set is considered with reference to recent publications on parameter inter-relationships and approaches to spatial characterization of profiles containing both random and periodic components, and a primary parameter set then proposed. The estimation of other surface finish parameters from those in the primary set is considered and illustrated for profiles from a number of machining processes. ?? 1983.