The full text of this article


Mechanical and thermal behaviours of grinding acoustic emission
by Xun Chen, James Griffin, Qiang Liu
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), Vol. 12, No. 1/2/3, 2007


Abstract: Grinding burn is a common phenomenon of thermal damage that has been one of the main constraints in grinding in respect of high efficiency and quality. Many attempts have tried to utilise Acoustic Emission (AE) technique for identifying grinding burn. However, the AE features of grinding burn are relatively weak and easily merged by other AE sources. This paper presents an investigation of the AE features in terms of grinding mechanical and thermal behaviour. A series tests of single grit scratching, tension testing and laser irradiation were carried out to simulate grinding process in order to separate the mechanical and thermal characteristics of grinding acoustic emission. By means of the Wavelet Packet Transform (WPT), AE features that represent grinding burn temperature can successfully be extracted. These AE footprint features can provide a firm foundation for monitoring and analysing grinding burn.

Online publication date: Sat, 23-Jun-2007


is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:


    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email