Grinding Process Size Effect and Kinematics Numerical Analysis

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William L. Cooper

Nextel Communications, Inc., 2001 Edmund Halley Drive A4065, Reston, VA 20191

Adrienne S. Lavine

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1597

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 122(1), 59-69 (May 01, 1999) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.538888 History: Received October 01, 1996; Revised May 01, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Abrasive grain geometry
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Abrasive grain layout on the grinding wheel surface
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Normalized cumulative distribution of profile points (β) versus depth from the upper boundary for various abrasive paper grades (adapted from Shah et al. 12)
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Sample workpiece geometry
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Grinding wheel and workpiece geometry during grinding simulation
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Geometric grain-workpiece impact geometry showing the various depths of cut
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Actual grain depth of cut as a function of the grain’s rigid depth of cut (adapted from Saini 3)
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Calculated percentage of abrasive grains impacting the workpiece
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Calculated grain-workpiece impact frequency
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Calculated maximum abrasive grain depth of cut
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Calculated number of abrasive grains impacting the workpiece along the grinding zone at an instant
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Numerical and simply approximated grinding zone geometries
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Upstream and downstream grinding zone length percent of overshoot
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Comparison of grinding zone lengths calculated numerically and by a simple geometric model
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Comparison of measured (Gu and Wager 18) and calculated grinding zone lengths



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