Simulation-based prediction of process forces for grinding free-formed surfaces on machining centers

Rausch, S.1, a; Odendahl, S.1, b; Kersting, P.1, c; Biermann, D.1, d; Zabel, A.1, e

Institut für Spanende Fertigung, Technische Universität Dortmund, Baroper Str. 303, 44227 Dortmund

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During the grinding of hard materials using cylindrically and spherically shaped mounted points – like for the machining of complex forming tools with abrasive-wear-resistant coatings – the process force is an important factor influencing the accuracy of the machining outcome. A simulation-based prediction of these forces could be used to adapt the tool path and, thereby, to keep the grinding forces at a low level. In this paper, a simulation system based on the modeling of each grain of the grinding tool and the validation of this simulation model are presented.


Grinding, Simulation, Geometric Modelling, Coating, Force


Procedia CIRP, 4 (2012), S. 161-165, doi: 10.1016/j.procir.2012.10.029