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The Loaded Surface Profile: A new technique for the investigation of contact surfaces.

@inproceedings{McBride2006TheLS,
  title={The Loaded Surface Profile: A new technique for the investigation of contact surfaces.},
  author={John W. McBride},
  year={2006}
}
Contact between rough surfaces produces a complex contact profile. The contact area is usually estimated according to roughness statistics in conjunction withsurface models or by examining the surfaces before and after contact. Most of the existing literature on loaded surface profiles is theoretical or numerical in nature. This paper presents a methodology for a new system to measure the loaded surface profile, based on a non-contact 3D laser profiler. The system allows the measurement of… 

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