Parametric-based determination of cylindrical variations in geometric tolerancing

C. Carolina Bárcenas, Paul M. Griffin

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The ANSI Y14.5M Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Standards have been used for many years by practitioners for size and form verification of manufactured parts. However, different parts may satisfy these tolerances and yet perform quite differently because of surface variations not specified in the standards. We present a statistically-based technique for the determination of the type of surface variation for cylindrical parts. This technique is based on a parametric-based part representation used for fitting. The method is illustrated with examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-555
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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