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Industrial JIG measurements : survey measurements assisting QUT motorsport

Webb, Robert M., White, Ryan, & Young, Lachlan (2011) Industrial JIG measurements : survey measurements assisting QUT motorsport. Spatial Science Queensland E-Magazine, pp. 29-35.

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Abstract

This paper outlines our literature review background, investigation and practical application utilizing a precise optical survey level and total station technology for a specialist industrial measurement application. The practical part of the project was to measure and check specific critical features of the Industrial JIG assembly table used by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Motorsport group. The JIG is used in constructing a new Formula SAE race-car frame each year and is used throughout the racing season to check the production frame for twists, bends and potential stresses. The industrial JIG table required two survey approaches, firstly determination of the overall flatness throughout its’ steel base surface. Secondly was the validation of verticality of the steel uprights used to support and hold the race-car frame in place during construction and checking alignment for key suspension components. In addition the investigation brings realisations that there are far more accurate, efficient and economical technologies to be harnessed in industrial metrology.

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ID Code: 46612
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Industrial Metrology, Precise Surveying, 3-D Modelling
ISSN: 1835-1735
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Queensland Regional Group of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
Copyright Statement: Copies and extracts from Spatial Science Queensland are permitted under the Creative Commons framework on an Attribution and Share Alike basis.
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2011 07:58
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2011 13:11

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