Circularity measuring system : A shape gauge designed especially for use on large objects
- Rohrkaste, G. R.
- Apr 1, 1990.
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- The Circularity Measuring System (CMS) was developed to make an in-situ determination of shape similarity for selected fit large cylinders (RSRM segments). It does this to a repeatable accuracy of 0.10 mm (0.004 inch). This is less that the goal of 0.07 mm (0.003 inch), but was determined adequate because of the addition of an assembly aid that increased the entry chamfer of the clevis side of the joint. The usefulness of the CMS is demonstrated by the application to measurements other than its specified design purpose, such as submarine hull circularity, SRM mid-case circularity, as well as circularity of interfacing SRM tooling, specifically the rounding devices and horizontal disassembly devices. Commercialization of the tool is being pursued, since it is an enhancement of metrology technology for circularity determination. The most accurate in-situ technology it replaces is determined from a template. The CMS is an improvement in accuracy and operation.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19900012788.
Accession ID: 90N22104.
NASA, John F. Kennedy Space Center, The 24th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium; p 341-351.
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