Title: Thermal analysis of grind-hardening process

Authors: Konstantinos Salonitis, George Chryssolouris

Addresses: Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras 26100, Greece. ' Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras 26100, Greece

Abstract: Grind hardening process is a novel alternative surface hardening method. The heat generation rate and partition and the temperature field within the workpiece are modelled for the prediction of the Hardness Penetration Depth (HPD). A maximum HPD is indicated that exists for specific sets of process parameters.

Keywords: grinding; surface hardening; heat treatment; grind hardening; process modelling; thermal analysis; hardness penetration depth; HPD.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2007.014143

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2007 Vol.12 No.1/2/3, pp.72 - 92

Available online: 23 Jun 2007

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