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Luke Todhunter

Research Engineer, Faculty of Engineering

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Research Summary

Control of surface topography requires measurement instrumentation and sophisticated data analysis methods for form removal, filtering and parameter calculation. Commercial software packages for… read more

Current Research

Control of surface topography requires measurement instrumentation and sophisticated data analysis methods for form removal, filtering and parameter calculation. Commercial software packages for these mathematical operations exist but are often not fully validated and verified against official references, which can result in significant manufacturing errors and poor/costly decisions about manufactured parts. The aim of this project is to develop a methodology for verifying and validating complex surface topography data analysis methods. The project will work alongside industrial partners NPL and Digital Surf to develop reference algorithms and simulated surfaces to be used on Digital Surf's software so that its output parameter values can be validated and verified against standards implemented by NPL. The benefits of such work allow for a reduction in manufacturing errors, and will in turn reduce costs and increase efficiency by reducing time and resources wasted on incorrectly manufactured parts. The project has a clear engineering theme, focussing on manufacturing engineering and surface metrology, and will combine computationally intense work with physical measurements of various surfaces and simulations.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Group

The University of Nottingham
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD



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