Optical measurement of blade edge sharpness
Dredge, D. (2018). Optical measurement of blade edge sharpness (Thesis, Master of Engineering (ME)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12147
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This research aims to develop a superior way of characterizing knife sharpness. Current successful methods utilize contact destructive testing to develop a measurement protocol for sharpness however; it is in my opinion that testing in this manner, the instantaneous sharpness can never be known. Through-out this work, I investigate what physical properties determine sharpness, how failures occur in knives, the current state of art in knife sharpness testing, and then I seek to develop a new novel way of measuring knife sharpness through optical measurements.
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