Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing   »   2017 Vol.13, No.1

 

 

Title: Experimental study on shear thickening polishing method for curved surface

 

Authors: Binghai Lyu; Chenchen Dong; Julong Yuan; Lei Sun; Min Li; Weitao Dai

 

Addresses:
Ultra-Precision Machining Center, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
Ultra-Precision Machining Center, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
Ultra-Precision Machining Center, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
Ultra-Precision Machining Center, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
National Engineering Research Center for High Efficiency Grinding, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Ultra-Precision Machining Center, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China

 

Abstract: A new polishing method shear thickening polishing (STP) was proposed to improve the polishing efficiency in the process to obtain extremely smooth curved surfaces. A non-Newtonian fluid with shear thickening property was utilised as the base fluid of the polishing slurry, in which the abrasives were dispersed. In this study, the influence of polishing speed, abrasive concentration and abrasive size on the surface roughness and material removal rate were investigated by experiments. The experimental results revealed that the polishing speed has the greatest influence on the polishing effect. With the increase of the polishing speed, the material removal rate increases rapidly and smoother surfaces with better roughness can be obtained. Abrasive concentration affects the polishing results in a manner that is similar to polishing speed. Abrasive size seems to have no effect on the surface roughness, but material removal rate increases as the abrasive size decreases. Finally, surface roughness of bearing steel work-piece (Ø35 mm) was reduced rapidly from Ra = 105.95 nm to Ra = 6.99 nm after one hours' processing under the appropriate conditions.

 

Keywords: non-Newtonian fluids; shear thickening polishing; STP; curved surfaces; polishing speed; abrasive concentration; abrasive size; surface roughness; surface quality; material removal rate; MRR; bearing steel.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2017.10003138

 

Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing, 2017 Vol.13, No.1, pp.81 - 95

 

Available online: 14 Feb 2017

 

 

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