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Surface Profiling System for Measurement of Engineering Structures


Ding, X and Coleman, R and Rotter, JM, Surface Profiling System for Measurement of Engineering Structures, Journal of Surveying Engineering, 122, (1) pp. 3-13. ISSN 0733-9453 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9453(1996)122:1(3)


A surface-profile measurement system is introduced, with emphasis on the design and the measuring principles of the system. Originally developed for the measurement of imperfections in large-scale steel silos, the system consists of a measuring trolley, associated supporting equipment, and a software package. The measuring trolley, when pulled over a measured surface, continuously records the information on the geometric shapes of the surface. The recorded information is then used to calculate the profiles of the measured surface based on least-squares principles. The profile measurement system offers several advantages over existing profile measurement techniques, especially in determining the surface geometry of large engineering structures.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Geomatic engineering
Research Field:Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Other construction
Objective Field:Other construction not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Coleman, R (Professor Richard Coleman)
ID Code:7434
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Surveying and Spatial Information Science
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-19

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