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Michigan Metrology Glossary of Texture Parameters

Michigan Metrology measurement reports contain an Excel spreadsheet with various surface texture parameters, which may include parameters from the following groups:

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This glossary will describe each of these surface roughness measurement parameters. The definitions and more detailed discussions of the various surface texture parameters may be found in the following references:

ISO 25178-2:2009 “Geometrical product specifications (GPS) – Surface texture: Areal Part 2 Terms, definitions and surface texture parameters.

ISO 25178-3:2009  “Geometrical product specifications (GPS) – Surface texture: Areal Part 3 Specification operators.

ISO 1302:2002  “Geometrical product specifications (GPS)- Indication of surface texture in technical product documentation.

ANSI/ASME B46.1-2002  "Surface Texture (Surface Roughness, Waviness and Lay)," American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002.

ISO 4287:1997 “Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS) - Surface texture: Profile method - Terms, definitions and surface texture parameters”

ISO 13565-2:1996 “Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS) - Surface texture: Profile method; Surfaces having stratified functional properties - Part 2: Height characterization using the linear material ratio curve”

D. J. Whitehouse, Handbook of Surface Metrology, Institute of Physics Bristol, 1994.

Leigh Mummery, Surface Texture Analysis, The Handbook  Hommelwerke GmbH, 1992   ( (203) 827-8500)

H. Dagnall M.A., Exploring Surface Texture, Rank Taylor Hobson Limited, Leicester, England, 1986   ( (800) 872-7265)

K. J. Stout, Development of Methods for the Characterisation of Roughness in Three Dimensions, 2000, Penton Press,
London, UK ISBN 1 8571 8023 2.

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