Surface Roughness Characteristics of Finely Ground Ceramics
In the present study, surface roughness after grinding with different mesh size diamond wheels were measured to study the surface roughness characteristics of engineering ceramics. According to the surface behaviours and measured surface roughness, the relation between the surface roughness and the properties of these brittle materials was described. Coupled with the micro-observation of ground surfaces, it was concluded that the grinding condition and material properties led to the differences of surface roughness characteristics of brittle materials. The silicon nitride ceramic was the most easily machined to ductile surface among these ceramics.
Chengyu Jiang, Geng Liu, Dinghua Zhang and Xipeng Xu
J. Y. Shen et al., "Surface Roughness Characteristics of Finely Ground Ceramics", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 532-533, pp. 416-419, 2006