A Grinding Power Model for Selection of Dressing and Grinding Conditions

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Xun Chen, W. Brian Rowe, D. R. Allanson, B. Mills

AMT Research Laboratory, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 121(4), 632-637 (Nov 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2833084 History: Received May 01, 1996; Revised November 01, 1998; Online January 17, 2008


The grinding power is often used as a parameter for monitoring the grinding process. The power may also be used to monitor the effects of dressing. Empirical models are required to guide the selection of the dressing and grinding conditions. In this paper, the effects of dressing conditions and grinding conditions on grinding force and grinding power are reviewed. The effects of grinding conditions and dressing conditions on grinding force and grinding power are related to the shape of the idealized chip thickness. It is found that the grinding force and grinding power can be related to the dressing operation by considering the effective density of the cutting edges on the wheel surface. The semi-empirical model developed in this paper can be used to predict the variation of the grinding power during the wheel redress life cycle. Therefore the model can be used to guide the selection of dressing and grinding conditions. The potential use of the model for adaptive control of the grinding process is also described.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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