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Simulation of Diamond-Ground Surfaces



P Koshy, L K. Ives, S Jahanmir


State-of-the-art models available for predicting the characteristics of diamond-ground surfaces entail digitization of wheel topography which limits their practical utility. This paper presents a geometric simulation of surface generation in diamond grinding that utilizes wheel topography data obtained from simulated three-dimensional structure of the diamond grinding wheel. Simulation results are validated by surface grinding experiments on a variety of materials that exhibit different material removal mechanisms, with the roughness parameters Ra and Rt, the autocorrelation function and the fractal dimension as the comparison indices. A parametric study on the effect of various grinding parameters on surface finish is also reported, with particular emphasis on identifying and minimizing process-inherent variability.
International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture


diamond grinding, simulation, surface characteristics, wheel topography


Koshy, P. , Ives, L. and Jahanmir, S. (1999), Simulation of Diamond-Ground Surfaces, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (Accessed December 7, 2023)
Created September 16, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021