Development of actuators for ultrasonically assisted grinding of hard brittle materials

  • Vytautas Ostasevicius
  • Vytautas Jurenas
  • Gytautas BaleviciusEmail author
  • Ramunas Cesnavicius


Two types of devices were developed for hard and brittle material back grinding. In the first case, the abrasive tool was subjected to ultrasonic excitation. In the second case, the workpiece was actuated instead. It was found that the brittle-ductile transition of the hard brittle materials was possible to achieve when the workpiece was affected by ultrasonic vibration at high frequencies. Such effect was made possible by employing excitation zones occurring at higher vibration modes, on the periphery of the ultrasonic actuator front surface.


Brittle-ductile transition Vibration-assisted machining Grinding Tungsten carbide Isothermal glass molding 


Funding information

This research was funded by the European Regional Development Fund according to the supported activity No. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718 under the project No. DOTSUT-234.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vytautas Ostasevicius
    • 1
  • Vytautas Jurenas
    • 1
  • Gytautas Balevicius
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ramunas Cesnavicius
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MechatronicsKaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania

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