Measurement Of The Air Boundary Layer On The Periphery Of A Rotating Grinding Wheel Using LDA

H. Wu, Bin Lin, Rui Cai, M.N. Morgan

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In this paper, the velocity profile of the air boundary layer around a rotating grinding wheel was measured using the Laser Doppler Anemometry technique. Experimental results show that the tangential velocity of the air decreases greatly with increasing distance from the wheel surface. The distribution of the tangential velocity is also found to be almost uniform near to the centre of the wheel width, and decreases greatly as the wheel edge is approached. Generally, the radial velocity of air in the area close to the wheel surface is small, and then increases with the increasing distance from wheel surface.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012059
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 14th Sensors and their Applications Conference (S and A XIV) - Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 200713 Sep 2007


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