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Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes

This book draws upon the science of tribology to understand, predict and improve abrasive machining processes. Pulling together information on how abrasives work, the authors, who are renowned experts in abrasive technology, demonstrate how tribology can be applied as a tool to improve abrasive machining processes.

Each of the main elements of the abrasive machining system are looked at, and the tribological factors that control the efficiency and quality of the processes are described. Since grinding is by far the most commonly employed abrasive machining process, it is dealt with in particular detail.

Solutions are posed to many of the most commonly experienced industrial problems, such as poor accuracy, poor surface quality, rapid wheel wear, vibrations, work-piece burn and high process costs. This practical approach makes this book an essential tool for practicing engineers.


Mechanical and manufacturing engineers; Machining process engineers, technicians,

consultants; researchers and students of Manufacturing.

Hardbound, 600 Pages

Published: December 2012

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-1-4377-3467-6


  • “The breadth of knowledge presented is excellent, providing a wide body of test to

    reference regarding abrasive processes” - Dr Matthew Marshall, University of Sheffield.

    “I find myself turning to Marinescu’s Tribology when I want fundamental information on

    the nature of grit-workpiece contact” - Dr Jeffrey Badger, Consultant Engineer


  • 1) Introduction to Abrasive Processes

    2) Tribosystems of Abrasive Machining Processes

    3) Kinematic Models of Abrasive Contacts

    4) Contact Mechanics

    5) Forces, Friction, and Energy

    6) Thermal Design of Processes

    7) Molecular Dynamics for Abrasive Process Simulation

    8) Fluid Delivery

    9) Electrolytic In-Process Dressing (ELID) Grinding and Polishing

    10) Grinding Wheel and Abrasive Topography

    11) Abrasives and Abrasive Tools

    12) Conditioning of Abrasive Wheels

    13) Loose Abrasive Processes

    14) Process Fluids for Abrasive Machining

    15) Tribology of Abrasive Machining

    16) Processed Materials


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