Principles of Modern Grinding Technology

1st Edition

Authors: W. Brian Rowe
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815520184
eBook ISBN: 9780815520191
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 18th May 2009
Page Count: 300
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Description

The book is aimed at practitioners, engineers, researchers, students and teachers. The approach is direct, concise and authoritative. Progressing through each major element of the grinding system and then on to machine developments and process control, the reader becomes aware of all aspects of operation and design. Trends are described demonstrating key features. Coverage includes abrasives and super-abrasives, wheel design, dressing technology, machine accuracy and productivity, grinding machine design, high-speed grinding technology, cost optimization, ultra-precision grinding, process control developments, vibration control, coolants and fluid delivery.

Key Features

  • Trends in high precision and high speed grinding are explored
  • Principles underlying improvements in machines and processes are explained
  • Numerically worked examples give scale to essential process parameters
  • Recent research findings and original contributions to knowledge are included
  • A number of ultra-precision grinding machine developments are included
  • Readership

    Industrial practitioners, engineers, researchers, students and teachers of manufacturing technology in general and grinding in particular; technicians

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Basic material removal
    3. Grinding wheel developments
    4. Grinding wheel dressing
    5. Wheel contact effects
    6. High-speed grinding
    7. Avoiding thermal damage
    8. Application of fluids
    9. Cost reduction
    10. Grinding machine developments
    11. Process control
    12. Vibration problem solving
    13. Centreless grinding
    14. Material removal by grains
    15. Real contact
    16. Specific energy
    17. Mechanics of abrasion
    18. Temperatures in grinding

    Details

    No. of pages:
    300
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © William Andrew 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    William Andrew
    eBook ISBN:
    9780815520191
    Hardcover ISBN:
    9780815520184

    About the Author

    W. Brian Rowe

    W. Brian Rowe is a consulting engineer and recognized bearing expert with more than 30 years’ experience working on a wide range of machinery design problems across all industries. He has previously run courses on bearings at Coventry University in the UK and Stanford University in the USA, as well as sessions on the topic for industrial engineers in Chengdu, China. He has received awards in recognition of his work, including the Walter R. Evans Award for significant contributions to the field of rotor dynamics in 2004.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Tribology Research Laboratory (AMTTREL) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK

    Reviews

    The book is aimed at practitioners, engineers, researchers, students and teachers. The approach is direct, concise and authoritative. Progressing through each major element of the grinding system and then on to machine developments and process control, the reader becomes aware of all aspects of operation and design. Trends are described demonstrating key features. Coverage includes abrasives and super-abrasives, wheel design, dressing technology, machine accuracy and productivity, grinding machine design, high-speed grinding technology, cost optimization, ultra-precision grinding, process control developments, vibration control, coolants and fluid delivery.