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|Title:||A performance simulator for grinding coolant evaluation|
|Author(s):||T.D. Lavanya, (Research & Development, SAK Abrasives, Chennai, India), V.E. Annamalai, (Mechanical Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India)|
|Citation:||T.D. Lavanya, V.E. Annamalai, (2012) "A performance simulator for grinding coolant evaluation", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 64 Iss: 4, pp.224 - 229|
|Keywords:||Abrasives, Automotive industry, Coolant, Cooling, Dressing, Grinding, Grinding performance, Simulation, Wear test|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/00368791211232771 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to simplify the testing of coolants for grinding in the automotive industry.
Design/methodology/approach – A simple equipment is developed to test the coolant, by simulating the coolant-grinding wheel-workpiece interface and measuring in terms of grinding parameters.
Findings – It was found that the simulator could indicate the performance trends that closely match the actual grinding conditions.
Research limitations/implications – Since this is a general system, it has to be customised with individual settings of the machining parameters for a meaningful interpretation and for comparison between machines.
Practical implications – This equipment will simplify the selection of coolants for grinding and serve as a pre-qualifier before approving for trials in full-scale shopfloor conditions.
Originality/value – The design of the equipment is new and provides an alternate for the otherwise costly, full-scale evaluation of coolants on the shopfloor.
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