CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2014 Edition
| Editors: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart

Specific Energy

  • Konstantinos Salonitis
  • John Paralikas
  • Apostolos Fysikopoulos
  • George Chryssolouris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20617-7_16776

Synonyms

Definition

One important parameter in machining is the specific energy as a measure for energy requirements of each process. Electrophysical and chemical processes are in general material removal processes. Specific energy ( SE) is defined as the ratio of the required energy ( E) to the volume of material removed ( V).
$$ SE=\frac{E}{A}$$
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantinos Salonitis
    • 1
  • John Paralikas
    • 2
  • Apostolos Fysikopoulos
    • 2
  • George Chryssolouris
    • 2
  1. 1.Manufacturing and MaterialsCranfield UniversityCranfield, BedfordshireUK
  2. 2.Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS), Department of Mechanical Engineering and AeronauticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece