Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Center

SHANGHAI / Shanghai, China

Abstract

Grinding is a machining process where complexity of the process lies in the microscopic interaction of the wheel-work piece contact zone. Saint-Gobain gave the opportunity to study the grinding process, specifically the interactions and performance of super abrasive wheels. Experiments were created, changing the input factors (grain geometry, cutting depth, and wear) interpreting the outputs (force and side flow) and defining the quantitative relationships. 50 experiments were selected and tested, from which quantitative equations were derived for the Force in the X & Y direction as well as Side Flow Height & Width. Using the resulting data current grinding parameters, that simulate a grinding wheel interacting with a work piece material, can be updated and optimized.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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