Quick Stop Device to Analyze the Chip Formation Mechanisms in Face Grinding
The chip formation mechanisms during grinding are not yet fully understood. The abrupt interruption of the grinding process with a quick stop device is a suitable method to analyze the chip formation mechanisms during grinding. However, there is no device available that enables a reproducible interruption at cutting speeds above vc = 5 m/s. Therefore a new method for the interruption of face grinding processes in order to analyze the chip formation mechanisms is presented in this paper. A quick stop device is designed and constructed based on the advantages and disadvantages of former approaches of other researchers. Grinding experiments with different rotational speeds confirm the potential of this new device. Interruptions of the grinding process at cutting speeds of vc = 5 m/s, 15 m/s, 25 m/s and 35 m/s are successfully accomplished. A detailed analysis of the contact zone with the help of SEM pictures impressively shows the interaction of hundreds of cutting edges along the contact zone.
Jens P. Wulfsberg, Marc Fette, Tobias Montag
T. Göttsching et al., "Quick Stop Device to Analyze the Chip Formation Mechanisms in Face Grinding", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1140, pp. 221-227, 2016