Measurements of Surface Roughness in Ultrasonic Assisted Grinding of Ceramic Materials


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The paper presents the results of investigations regarding surface roughness measurements in ultrasonic assisted grinding of selected ZrO2 based ceramic material. There are different results, in the area of surface roughness measurements, presented in the literature. The entry data of hybrid machining process (e.g. grinding wheel type, feed, machining strategy or process variant) may influence these results. The analysis of literature encourages to take up the investigations of surface quality in ultrasonic assisted machining. These investigations may be performed for specific ceramic products and technological tasks which are commonly applied in ceramic machining processes. The knowledge about the machining of ceramic materials in different sintering states is very limited. Based on this finding, ultrasonic assisted and conventional machining processes of ZrO2 based ceramic material in different sintering states were investigated.



Edited by:

Bale V. Reddy, Shishir Kumar Sahu, A. Kandasamy and Manuel de La Sen




R. Wdowik et al., "Measurements of Surface Roughness in Ultrasonic Assisted Grinding of Ceramic Materials", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 627, pp. 191-196, 2014

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September 2014




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