Force and thermal effects in vibration-assisted grinding

  • Prasanna M. Mahaddalkar
  • Michele H. Miller


Because it reduces forces and temperatures, vibration-assisted grinding has the potential to improve the feasibility of dry grinding. This paper presents an experimental study of force and temperature effects in dry and wet grinding at vibration frequencies below ultrasonic. Based on a moving line heat source model, heat flux quantities were estimated from subsurface temperature measurements. Reductions in force of up to 30 % were observed for dry grinding with 2,360 Hz vibration assistance. For the same condition, heat flux into the workpiece reduced by 42 %. The paper presents evidence that vibration assistance has a beneficial effect on the convective heat transfer rate.


Grinding Vibration assistance Machining forces Thermal effects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Boston ScientificMaple GroveUSA
  2. 2.Michigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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