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Inspection of Turbine Blades Using Computer Aided Laser Technology
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 01, 1980 by SAE International in United States
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Measurement of dimensional characteristics of airfoil parts is primarily a manual, labor intensive operation. It employs a wide variety of gages that vary from very expensive optical comparitors to inexpensive pin gages. An automatic non-contacting inspection gage capable of measuring most dimensional characteristics would be cost effective, simplify inspection operations, consolidate a number of gages into one, and improve overall inspection reliability by minimizing human involvement. This paper presents the results of the design and development of a demonstrator semi-automatic laser gage dimensional inspection system that addresses this problem.
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CitationPinter, R., Alcoke, R., Ekvall, R., Steele, D. et al., "Inspection of Turbine Blades Using Computer Aided Laser Technology," SAE Technical Paper 801173, 1980, https://doi.org/10.4271/801173.
- Alcoke R.G. Ekvall R.A. Pinter R.S. Steele D.S. Wright W.H. Jr. “Manufacturing Technology for Metrology of Complex Airfoil Shapes.” Final Report for Contract F33615-77-C-5188, United States Air Force Technical Report AFWAL-TR-80-4062
- Computer Software Technical Description for the Demonstrator System United States Air Force Contract F33615-77-C-5188
- User Instructions for the Laser Dimensional Inspection Demonstrator System United States Air Force Contract F33615-77-C-5188