Specific Grinding Energy Causing Thermal Damage in Precision Gear Steels Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Thermal damage (burn) in carburized and hardened precision gear steels caused by grinding was investigated. Excessive grinding temperatures cause grinding bum and result in excessive scrappage. AISI 9310 and X53 gear steels, used in helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft, respectively, were prepared and heat-treated by a production partner. Grinding tests were conducted on these steels. Nital etching was used to detect grinding burn. Models were established to predict onset of thermal damage for AISI 9310 and X53 steels based on specific grinding energy determined from grinding force measurements. The models were compared to results published for other steels.

published proceedings

  • Manufacturing Science and Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Mayer, J. E., Price, A. H., Purushothaman, G. K., & Gopalakrishnan, S. V.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Mayer, John E||Price, Angie H||Purushothaman, Ganesh K||Gopalakrishnan, Sanjay V

publication date

  • January 1999