Grinding Forces and Energy

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K. Brach

European Application Technology Center, Specialty Materials Europe, GmbH, General Electric Company, Dreieich-Sprendlingen, West Germany

D. M. Pai

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

E. Ratterman

Application Technology Information Systems, Specialty Materials Department, General Electric Company, Worthington, OH

M. C. Shaw

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

J. Eng. Ind 110(1), 25-31 (Feb 01, 1988) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3187838 History: Received September 25, 1987; Online July 30, 2009


Grinding forces and energy play an important role in all abrasive machining operations. While specific grinding energy may be obtained from workpiece dynamometer values or by measuring spindle power, care must be exercised in converting dynamometer reading into power consumed. This is particularly true for operations involving a large ratio of wheel depth of cut to wheel diameter or when the radial force on the wheel is large relative to the tangential component. Interpretation of workpiece dynamometer results are discussed and several specific examples are considered including the diamond sawing of granite and the creep feed grinding of metal.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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