Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes


  • Ioan D. Marinescu, University of Toledo, OH, USA
  • W. Brian Rowe, Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Tribology Research Laboratory (AMTTREL) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Boris Dimitrov, Institute for Applied Mechanics and the Institute for Precision Mechanics in Bucharest Romania
  • Hitoshi Ohmori, Chief Scientist, Materials Fabrication Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan

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.

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Mechanical and manufacturing engineers; Machining process engineers, technicians,

consultants; researchers and students of Manufacturing.


Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • 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

Table of Contents

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