Effect of wheel wear in grinding of structural ceramics Academic Article uri icon


  • The effect of wheel wear on process responses and component quality in creep-feed grinding of alumina is investigated. The diamond grits in the wheel working surface developed worn-flats and sometimes microfractured. The grinding forces and power increased, but the roughness decreased with increased wear of diamond grits. The bars ground with as-dressed wheels exhibited a larger reduction in flexural strength than those ground with wheels with worn-flat grits. Indentation fracture models are employed to explain the different fracture behaviors of ground bars. Implications for creep-feed grinding practice are suggested.

published proceedings

  • Technical Paper - Society of Manufacturing Engineers. MR

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, K., Fang, G. P., Liao, T. W., & Mayer, J. E.

complete list of authors

  • Li, K||Fang, GP||Liao, TW||Mayer, JE

publication date

  • January 1996