Experimental Measurement of Fluid Flow Through the Grinding Zone

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F. Engineer, C. Guo, S. Malkin

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

J. Eng. Ind 114(1), 61-66 (Feb 01, 1992) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899759 History: Received December 01, 1990; Online April 08, 2008


An experimental test rig was developed to measure the amount of grinding fluid which flows through the grinding zone in straight plunge grinding. Proportional relationships were generally obtained between the flow rate from the nozzle and the useful flow rate of fluid passing through the grinding zone. The percentage of applied fluid passing through the grinding zone was found to depend mainly on the bulk porosity of the grinding wheel and the nozzle position. Wheel dressing has only a secondary influence, which is attributed to its influence on the surface porosity of the wheel. The workspeed and wheel depth of cut have virtually no influence.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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