Actively Cooled and Activated Coolant for Grinding Brittle Materials
An actively cooled and activated cooling approach is proposed and examined in this project in order to deal with the problems associated with methods such as the cryogenic cooling method. It is also aimed to further improve the surface quality of the workpiece after grinding by combining the advantages of the existing cooling methods. Both computational and experimental studies were conducted for grinding the brittle materials with the proposed approach. Optical examinations were used to study the surface morphology. The experimental results show that the surface quality can be improved by up to 23.75% on average in terms of surface roughness Ra. The computational test reveals that the heat can be taken away more effectively by the proposed approach.
Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Libo Zhou, Jiwang Yan and Nobuhito Yoshihara
Y. Gao et al., "Actively Cooled and Activated Coolant for Grinding Brittle Materials", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 389-390, pp. 338-343, 2009