Journal article

An investigation on measurement accuracy of digitizing methods in turbine blade reverse engineering

M Mahboubkhah, M Aliakbari, C Burvill

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture | SAGE Publications | Published : 2018

Abstract

Measurement and quality control of turbine blades is critical to the successful operation of power plants. It has a key role in manufacturing and reverse engineering. Novel technologies continue to be developed to measure parts with complex geometries, such as turbine blades. Digitizing techniques, using both contact and noncontact methods, are used. Selecting the most appropriate digitizing method for a turbine blade requires consideration of the measuring performance of the alternative methods, including criteria such as accuracy, speed and cost. This study seeks to evaluate the practical accuracy and efficiency of various contact and noncontact digitizing methods through measurement and a..

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