The Surface Topography Produced by Deep Drilling Operations

  • B. J. Griffiths


This paper defines the surface topography produced by deep drilling processes and shows that a novel surface form exists which consists of a regular series of plateaux separated by deep valleys. The spacing between the valleys corresponds to the feed rate and the valley depth is proportional to the feed rate. Plateau-honed surfaces have a similar topography and the usefulness of deep drilled surfaces with respect to bearing performance is demonstrated. The paper finishes by considering the use of surface integrity data sets to define the complete topography of a deep drilled surface.


Stress Corrosion Crack Compressive Residual Stress Surface Form Scanning Electron Microscope Photograph Cylinder Liner 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. J. Griffiths
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  1. 1.Production Technology DepartmentBrunel UniversityUxbridge, MiddlesexUK

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