Force and Energy in Grinding Zirconia Ceramics by Brazed Monolayered Diamond Wheels
An investigation was undertaken to explore the grinding energy and removal mechanisms in grinding zirconia by using brazed diamond wheels. The grinding forces were measured and the morphological features of ground workpiece surfaces were examined. The results indicate that material removal mechanisms are dominated by the combined removal modes of brittle and ductile. The prevailing removal mechanism for the ground surface of zirconia changes from brittle to ductile when the maximum chip thickness change from large to small.
Feng Zhu, Xipeng Xu and Renke Kang
S. S. Li et al., "Force and Energy in Grinding Zirconia Ceramics by Brazed Monolayered Diamond Wheels", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 487, pp. 80-83, 2011