Experimental Verification of Effect of Grinding Fluid Excited by Ultrasonic Vibration
The grinding performance is strongly affected by grain condition. Especially loading directly raises the grinding force, reduces tool life and deteriorates accuracy of machining. In this study, ultrasonic exciter which applies vibration energy on grinding fluid was developed. The resonant frequency of 28kHz. The exciter is set between the fluid supplying nozzle and grinding wheel. The discharging grinding fluid from the nozzle is supplied to grinding wheel between the teeth of comb-shape horn. The performance is verified on surface grinding machine with vitrified WA grinding wheel. It was experimentally demonstrated that the excited grinding fluid prevented the loading and improved the surface roughness even for grinding of aluminum. And also improvement of surface roughness was recognized on alloy tool steel.
Tojiro Aoyama, Hideki Aoyama, Atsushi Matsubara, Hayato Yoshioka and Libo Zhou
J. Ishimatsu et al., "Experimental Verification of Effect of Grinding Fluid Excited by Ultrasonic Vibration", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 523-524, pp. 197-202, 2012