The use of computational fluid dynamics in the analysis of fluid flow and thermal aspects in grinding
Journal article, 2017

A numerical model based on computational fluid dynamics is developed to analyze fluid flow and thermal aspects in grinding. The model uses multiphase fluid flow with heat transfer based on the volume-of-fluid method, convection, conduction in solids and a multiple reference frame model of the porous grinding zone. Fluid velocity vectors, useful flow rate, grinding temperatures and energy partition are predicted using the model. In lieu of direct measurements of these quantities, the verification relies on the indirect assessment of surface integrity. The simulation results provide adequate agreement with the measured residual stress, depth of heat-affected zone and full width at half maximum profile with respect to the grinding temperatures.


computational fluid dynamics

thermal effects

heat transfer

surface integrity


Stefan Mihic


R. Drazumeric

University of Ljubljana

Franci Pusavec

University of Ljubljana

J. Badger

International Grinding Institute

Peter Krajnik

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture

0954-4054 (ISSN) 20412975 (eISSN)

Vol. 231 12 2103-2111

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance




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