Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes

Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes

1st Edition - May 26, 2004

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  • Authors: Ioan D. Marinescu, W. Brian Rowe, Boris Dimitrov, Ichiro Inaski
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519386

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Recent and radically improved machining processes, from high wheel speeds to nanotechnology, have turned a spotlight on abrasive machining processes as a fertile area for further advancements. Written for researchers, students, engineers and technicians in manufacturing, this book presents a fundamental rethinking of important tribological elements of abrasive machining processes and their effects on process efficiency and product quality. Newer processes such as chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) and silicon wafer dicing can be better understood as tribological processes. Understanding the tribological principles of abrasive processes is crucial to discovering improvements in accuracy, production rate, and surface quality of products spanning all industries, from machine parts to ball bearings to contact lens to semiconductors.


Machining process engineers, technicians, researchers and students.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Abrasive Processes
    Tribosystems of Abrasive Machining Processes
    Kinematic Models of Abrasive Contacts
    Contact Mechanics
    Forces, Friction, and Energy
    Thermal Design of Processes
    Molecular Dynamics for Abrasive Process Simulation
    Fluid Delivery
    Electrolytic In-Process Dressing (ELID) Grinding and Polishing
    Grinding Wheel and Abrasive Topography
    Abrasives and Abrasive Tools
    Conditioning of Abrasive Wheels
    Loose Abrasive Processes
    Process Fluids for Abrasive Machining
    Tribology of Abrasive Machining
    Processed Materials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 751
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2004
  • Published: May 26, 2004
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519386

About the Authors

Ioan D. Marinescu

Ioan D. Marinescu is Professor and Director of the Precision Micromachining Center at The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA, and CEO of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, LLC. His research interests include manufacturing processes, grinding, tribology, advanced materials, and machining of brittle materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Precision Micromachining Center, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

W. Brian Rowe

W. Brian Rowe is Consulting Director and Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University (UK). He is also former Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Tribology Research Laboratory.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Director and Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

Boris Dimitrov

Boris Dimitrov is a Consulting Engineer in mechanics and chemistry, former Chief Scientist of the Romanian Research Institute of Applied Mechanics, and a former member of the Romanian Institute for Precision Mechanics in Bucharest.

Affiliations and Expertise

Romanian Research Institute for Applied Mechanics and Institute for Precision Mechanics, Bucharest, Romania

Ichiro Inaski

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