Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 1877–1884 | Cite as

Surface quality prediction model of nano-composite ceramics in ultrasonic vibration-assisted ELID mirror grinding

  • Bo Zhao
  • Fan Chen
  • Xiao-feng Jia
  • Chong-yang Zhao
  • Xiao-bo Wang


Ultrasonic vibration-assisted Electrolytic in-process dressing (ELID) grinding is a highly efficient and highly precise machining method. The surface quality prediction model in ultrasonic vibration-assisted ELID mirror grinding was studied. First, the interaction between grits and workpiece surface was analyzed according to kinematic mechanics, and the surface roughness model was developed. The variations in surface roughness under different parameters was subsequently calculated and analyzed by MATLAB. Results indicate that compared with the ordinary ELID grinding, ultrasonic vibration-assisted ELID grinding is superior, because it has more stable and better surface quality and has an improved range of ductile machining.


Prediction model Surface quality Nano-composite ceramics Ultrasonic Electrolytic in process dressing Mirror grinding 


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© The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Zhao
    • 1
  • Fan Chen
    • 1
  • Xiao-feng Jia
    • 1
  • Chong-yang Zhao
    • 1
  • Xiao-bo Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanics and Power EngineeringHenan Polytechnic UniversityJiaozuoChina

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