Optimization of Coated SiC Belt Grinding of Alumina Ceramics
Advanced structural ceramics have been increasingly used in automotive, aerospace, military, medical and other applications due to their high temperature strength, low density, thermal and chemical stability. However, the Grinding of advanced ceramics such as alumina is difficult due to its low fracture toughness and sensitivity to cracking, high hardness and brittleness. In this paper, surface integrity and material removal mechanisms of Alumina ceramics ground with SiC abrasive belts, have been investigated. The surface damage have been studied with scanning electron microscope (SEM). The significance of grinding parameters on the responses was evaluated using Signal to Noise ratios.This research links the surface roughness and surface damages to grinding parameters. The optimum levels for maximum material removal and surface roughness been discussed.
Han Huang, Liangchi Zhang, Jun Wang, Zhengyi Jiang, Libo Zhou, Xipeng Xu and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
X. Kennedy and S. Gowri, "Optimization of Coated SiC Belt Grinding of Alumina Ceramics ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 76-78, pp. 38-42, 2009