This paper presents a novel method for the analysis of solid surfaces in contact with a conformable component. These applications are common in many engine and hydraulic applications, wherein conformable seals, gaskets, bushings, etc. are employed to prevent unwanted flow across an interface or provide a uniform load distribution. The proposed analysis method employs a combination of meanline (m-system) filtering and envelope (e-system) or morphological filtering. Through this analysis, a simulation of contact area and the associated voids or gaps can be assessed.
Surface Profile Analysis for Conformable Interfaces
Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. Manuscript received December 2002. Associate Editor: T. Kurfess.
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Malburg, M. C. (July 23, 2003). "Surface Profile Analysis for Conformable Interfaces ." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. August 2003; 125(3): 624–627. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1580851
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