Grinding process can be considered as micro-cutting processes with the irregular abrasive grains on the surface of grinding wheel. The grain-workpiece interface directly forms the workpiece surface. Therefore, the study of the grain-workpiece interaction through micro-cutting analysis becomes necessary. But the experiments for single grain cutting are difficult to perform. Aimed at this problem, single grain cutting simulations of AISI D2 steel with a wide range of cutting parameters have been carried out with AdvantEdgeTM in this study. The effect of cutting parameters on cutting force, specific cutting force, material removal rate and critical depth of cut has been analyzed.