A Reliable Method of Minimum Zone Evaluation of Cylindricity and Conicity from Coordinate Measurement Data

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The form error evaluation of cylinders and cones is very important in precision coordinate metrology. The solution of the traditional least squares technique is prone to over-estimation, as a result unnecessary rejections may be caused. This paper proposes a reliable algorithm to calculate the minimum zone form errors of cylinders and cones, called a hybrid particle swarm optimization-differential evolution algorithm. The optimization is conducted in two stages, so that the program can hold a fast convergence rate, while effectively avoiding local minima. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can obtain very accurate and stable results for the calculation of cylindricity and conicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-489
Number of pages6
JournalPrecision Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


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