Temperature Tutorial 

Temperature Tutorial is a web-based tutorial about effects of temperature on dimensional measurements.

Temperature and Dimensional Measurement
Theodore D. Doiron

Tutorial Slides
BulletSlide 1: Temperature and Dimensional Measurement
BulletSlide 2: Thermal Expansion
BulletSlide 3: 20 Degrees as Reference Temperature
BulletSlide 4: Gage Block CTE
BulletSlide 5: CTE of Typical Materials
BulletSlide 6: 5 °C Expansion of 100-millimeter Samples
BulletSlide 7: Thermal Effects on Gage Blocks
BulletSlide 8: CTE for Steel
BulletSlide 9: CTE for Stainless Steel
BulletSlide 10: CTE for Glass
BulletSlide 11: Reference Values
BulletSlide 12: Variations in Reported Values of the CTE
BulletSlide 13: Summary
BulletSlide 14: CTE for Some Common Materials
BulletSlide 15: Reference Material
Tutorial Downloads
BulletTemperature and Dimensional Measurement (Adobe Acrobat Format)
BulletTemperature and Dimensional Measurement (Microsoft PowerPoint Format)
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