Effect of Grit Depth of Cut on Strength of Ground Ceramics Academic Article uri icon


  • Experimental research has been conducted into the effect of grit depth of cut on the flexural strength of ground hot pressed silicon nitride. Wheel grit size and machine parameters of wheel depth of cut and workspeed in surface grinding have been investigated. The results indicate that the primary factors which control the strength of ground ceramics are grind direction and the grit depth of cut. The findings point the way to grinding conditions to achieve maximum strength grinding of ceramics and to maximum specific material removal rates at these conditions. Additionally, the most appropriate method for computing the wheel grit depth of cut was identified. 1994 CIRP.

published proceedings

  • CIRP Annals

author list (cited authors)

  • Mayer, J. E., Fang, G., & Kegg, R. L.

citation count

  • 48

complete list of authors

  • Mayer, JE||Fang, G-P||Kegg, RL

publication date

  • January 1994