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Title: Control of Grinding Temperature by High Speed Air Jets
Other Titles: International Conference on Heat Transfer
Author: TORRANCE, ARCHIBALD ANDREW
MURRAY, DARINA BRIDGET
BABIC, DARKO M.
Author's Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/atorrnce
http://people.tcd.ie/dmurray
Keywords: Grinding
Cooling
Air jets
Water mist
Soap
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Bled
Citation: Darko M. Babic, Darina B. Murray and Andrew Torrance, Control of Grinding Temperature by High Speed Air Jets, International Conference on Heat Transfer, Bled, 2004
Abstract: Grinding, like other abrasive processes, may generate high local temperatures along the arc of cut. These can cause various forms of surface damage in the most sensitive finishing phase of the manufacturing cycle. Traditional cooling methods based on large amounts of water-oil emulsions can be both ineffective and environmentally unacceptable. A new approach to this problem has been devised utilizing the high penetrative power of fast air jets combined with a water/soap mist to greatly improve convective cooling and lubrication along the arc of cut. The results obtained offer striking improvements compared to traditional liquid coolants especially if the relative simplicity of the method is considered.
Description: PUBLISHED
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/10919
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