Modeling of the micro-grinding process considering the grinding tool topography
Paper in proceeding, 2017

The micro topography of the grinding tool has a considerable influence on the cutting forces and temperature as well as the tool wear. This paper addresses an analytical modeling of the micro-grinding process based on the real tool topography and kinematic modeling of the cutting-edge-workpiece interactions. An approximate shape of the abrasive grains and their distribution is obtained from the confocal images, which are taken from the tool surface – determining the grain height protrusion and the probability density function of the grains. To determine the grinding forces, a transient kinematic approach is developed. In this method, the individual grit interaction with the workpiece is extended to the whole cutting zone in the peripheral flank grinding operation. Hence a predictive model of cutting forces and surface roughness in micro grinding of titanium grade 5 is developed. Finally, the simulated forces and surface roughness are validated by the experimental results.

Diamond grinding pin

Micro grinding

Grinding pin topology

Single-grain interaction


Mohammadali Kadivar

Materials and manufacture

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology

Furtwangen University (HFU)

Ali Zahedi

Furtwangen University (HFU)

Bahman Azarhoushang

Furtwangen University (HFU)

Peter Krajnik


Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology

ISAAT 2017 - Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology


20th International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology, ISAAT 2017
Okinawa, Japan,

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Aerospace Engineering

Applied Mechanics

Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

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