Modelling, simulation and experimental investigation of chip formation in internal traverse grinding

Holtermann, R.1, a; Schumann, S.2, b; Menzel, A.1, c; Biermann, D.2, d

Institut für Mechanik, Technische Universität Dortmund, Leonhard-Euler-Str. 5, 44227 Dortmund
Institut für Spanende Fertigung, Technische Universität Dortmund, Baroper Str. 303, 44227 Dortmund

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We present recent developments in modelling and simulation of internal traverse grinding, a high speed machining process which enables both a large material removal rate and high surface quality. We invoke a hybrid modelling framework, including a process scale model, simulations on a mesoscale capturing the proximity of a single cBN grain and an analysis framework to investigate the grinding wheel topography. Moreover, we perform experiments to verify our simulations. Focus in this context is the influence of the cutting speed variation on the grain specific heat generation.


Internal Traverse Grinding, Chip formation simulation, Finite Element Method, Mesoscale Modelling, hybrid modeling framework


Production Engineering. Research and Development, 7 (2013) 2-3, S. 251-263, doi: 10.1007/s11740-013-0449-3