Title: Analysis and design of recessed vitrified grinding wheels: part 2 – large cup wheels

Authors: M.J. Jackson

Addresses: Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, MET, College of Technology, Purdue University, 401 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, Indiana, IN 47907-2021, USA

Abstract: This paper focuses on building and analysing computer models of grinding wheels with recessed features spinning at different rotational speeds. By employing a computational approach, it was possible to determine the maximum principal stresses in the wheel together with the location of those stresses. The geometry of vitrified wheels considered included a plain-sided rotating wheel and a recessed large cup grinding wheel. Calculations were conducted to determine maximum stress in parallel-sided and recessed cup wheels. Relevant factors of safety and bursting speed were also calculated and compared with experimental data. The paper proves the usefulness and applicability of a method developed for taking account of stress concentrations at the recess of large cup-shaped grinding wheels.

Keywords: vitrified grinding wheels; numerical analysis; bursting speed; mechanical stress; large cup wheels; safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCMSSE.2010.036222

International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering, 2010 Vol.3 No.4, pp.359 - 372

Available online: 31 Oct 2010 *

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