Case study for sampling effect in nanometric surface roughness of ultra-precision grinding

Shaojian Zhang, Wei Peng, Zhiwen Xiong, Suet To

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Nanometric surface roughness (NSR) is commonly produced in ultra-precision grinding (UPG). However, the NSR would be significantly affected by the sampling frequency (SF), i.e. sampling effect, since it is governed by rich low, middle, and high spatial frequency features. Hereby, the case study focused on discussing sampling effect in the NSR of UPG. The theoretical and experimental results have been found that along with the SF increase the NSR rises and rapidly converges and the SF is over 10 times of the spatial frequency for the NSR within the 5% distortion. Moreover, the NSR is acceptable within its 5% variation ratio under two SFs. Further, the SFs should be provided as the measurement traceability, together. Significantly, the case study draws up a better insight into sampling effect in the NSR of UPG along with a feasible suggestion on its measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)650-656
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • nanometric surface roughness
  • Sampling effect
  • sampling frequency
  • ultra-precision grinding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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