Brown, Christopher A.
Saint Gobain Abrasives
The objective of this project is to characterize grinding wheel surface texture using conventional parameters and scale sensitive fractal analysis, for the purpose of differentiation. Combining this knowledge with grinding performance data will allow wheels to be designed and/or dressed to custom specifications. Replicas were made of grinding wheel surfaces and measured. Conventional and fractal parameters were calculated using software, and F-tests were performed to differentiate surface texture based on these parameters. The fractal method was found to differentiate surface textures better.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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