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Surface Characterization Using Wavelet Theory and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

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Chengqing Yuan, Zhongxiao Peng

School of Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia

Xinping Yan

Reliability Engineering Institute, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430063, People’s Republic of China

J. Tribol 127(2), 394-404 (Apr 07, 2005) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1866161 History: Received November 24, 2003; Revised December 31, 2004; Online April 07, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Roughness and waviness on a surface 5
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Light path diagrams illustrating the difference between the conventional optical microscope and the CLSM: (a) Optical microscope; (b) CLSM
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Signal intensity against axial resolution for the 40× objective lens used in this study
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Schematic diagram showing the principal of serial sectioning as utilized in the CLSM to obtain height-encoded images
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MBI, HEI, and the real 3D surface topography of an engineering surface: (a) MBI; (b) HEI; (c) the 3D surface topography
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CLSM images of a severe sliding wear particle from a wear test: (a) MBI; (b) transmission image; (c) binary transmission image; (d) HEI; (e) 3D surface topography
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Form, waviness, and roughness decomposition of a lathe turned half-cylinder surface using wavelet theory
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Form, waviness, and roughness decomposition of a severe sliding wear particle surface using wavelet theory
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3D surface topographies of flat samples: (a) polished; (b) ground; (c) turned
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3D surface topographies of half-cylinder samples: (a) polished; (b) ground; (c) turned
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Images of a rubbing wear particle: (a) MBI; (b) HEI; (c) 3D surface topography
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Images of a laminar wear particle: (a) MBI; (b) HEI; (c) 3D surface topography
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Images of a fatigue wear particle: (a) MBI; (b) HEI; (c) 3D surface topography
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Images of a severe sliding wear particle: (a) MBI; (b) HEI; (c) 3D surface topography

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