Modeling of the micro-grinding process considering the grinding tool topography
Journal article, 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 modelling of the micro-grinding process based on the real tool topography and kinematic modelling of the cutting-edgeworkpiece 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.

micro grinding

grinding pin topology

diamond grinding pin

single-grain interaction


Mohammadali Kadivar

Furtwangen University (HFU)

Materials and manufacture

Ali Zahedi

Furtwangen University (HFU)

Bahman Azarhoushang

Furtwangen University (HFU)

Peter Krajnik

Materials and manufacture

International Journal of Abrasive Technology

1752-2641 (ISSN) 1752-265X (eISSN)

Vol. 8 2 157-170

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering



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