Model and Simulation of Slurry Velocity and Hydrodynamic Pressure in Abrasive Jet Finishing with Grinding Wheel as Restraint
The models for three-dimensional velocity and hydrodynamic pressure of abrasive fluid in contact zone between wheel and workpiece on abrasive jet finishing with wheel as restraint were presented based on Navier-Stokes equation and continuous formulae. The emulational results shown that the hydrodynamic pressure was proportion to grinding wheel velocity, and inverse proportion to the minimum gap between wheel and workpiece and the maximum pressure was generated just in the minimum clearance region in which higher fluid pressure gradient occur. It can also be concluded the pressure distribution was uniform in the direction of width of wheel except at the edge of wheel because of the side-leakage. The velocity in the x direction was dominant and the side-leakage in the y direction existed. The velocity in the z direction was smaller than the others because of the assumption of laminar flow. The smaller the gap distance is, the larger the velocity in the x direction. The magnitude of the velocity is also proportional to the surface velocity of the wheel.
Yingxue Yao, Xipeng Xu and Dunwen Zuo
C. H. Li et al., "Model and Simulation of Slurry Velocity and Hydrodynamic Pressure in Abrasive Jet Finishing with Grinding Wheel as Restraint ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 375-376, pp. 449-453, 2008