Title: Simulation of a ceramic ball lapping process under dual rotating plates lapping mode

Authors: Z.Z. Zhou, J.J. Zheng, J.L. Yuan, B.H. Lv, Z.W. Wang

Addresses: Mechanical Department, West Branch of Zhejiang University of Technology, Quzhou, 324000, P.R. China. ' Mechanical Department, West Branch of Zhejiang University of Technology, Quzhou, 324000, P.R. China. ' Ultra-Precision Machining Research Center, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, 310014, P.R. China. ' Ultra-Precision Machining Research Center, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, 310014, P.R. China. ' Ultra-Precision Machining Research Center, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, 310014, P.R. China

Abstract: To study the lapping process and sphere-shaping mechanism of ceramic ball under Dual Rotating Plates (DRP) lapping mode and reduce the experiment trails, a simulation method utilising the section-dividing conception that special surface is divided into zones by latitude circles and longitude circles with certain step lengths and the lapping process is simulated in MATLAB with the calculated of lapping trace and given material removal rate. The effects of velocity parameters and material removal rate on the sphericity after lapping is analysed.

Keywords: ceramic balls; dual rotating plates; lapping mode; lapping process; simulation; MATLAB; velocity; material removal rate; sphericity; sphere shaping mechanisms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2007.015274

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2007 Vol.29 No.2/3/4, pp.247 - 251

Published online: 30 Sep 2007 *

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