Modelling and simulation of structure surface generation using computer controlled ultra-precision polishing

Chi Fai Cheung, L. B. Kong, L. T. Ho, Suet To

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The applications of structured surfaces have been more widespread. However, research on the fabrication of these surfaces is still far from complete. The paper presents a theoretical and experimental investigation of the generation of structured surfaces by using Computer Controlled Ultra-precision Polishing (CCUP). A surface topography simulation model and hence a model-based simulation system for the modelling and simulation of the generation of structure surfaces by using CCUP have been established and verified through a series of simulation and practical polishing experiments. The results of experiments demonstrate the capability of the model-based simulation system in predicting the form error and the pattern of the 3D-texture generated by using CCUP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-590
Number of pages17
JournalPrecision Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011


  • Computer controlled ultra-precision polishing
  • Influence function
  • Mechanical polishing
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Precision engineering
  • Structured surfaces
  • Surface generation
  • Ultra-precision machining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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