The measurement of forces in grinding in the presence of vibration

S.J. Drew, M.A. Mannan, K.L. Ong, Brian Stone

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Most investigations of chatter have made the assumption that torsional vibration is not a significant factor. Some recent work has shown that chatter in grinding is affected by a change in the torsional stiffness of the workpiece drive. Also, a theoretical model of grinding chatter has been developed that confirmed the significance of torsional effects. However, the model for the grinding force was assumed to be a dynamic equivalent of a published steady-state model. This paper describes tests conducted to measure the variation in force caused by an oscillation in workpiece speed. The oscillating test results indicate that the torsional vibration of the workpiece may well be a significant effect on chatter in grinding. Moreover, as the grinding force changes with workpiece speed, it may be possible to use variation of workpiece speed at high frequency to reduce chatter. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509 - 520
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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