An investigation of the centreless grinding process with a view to improving geometric stability

  • D. L. Richards

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy


    Previous research workers have shown the critical importance of the geometrical configuration of the basic elements of the centreless grinding process, on the ability to produce round workpieces. Resonances in the machine tool, may tend, in some cases, to worsen geometric instability, and it is therefore necessary to be able to predict these geometrical instabilities in order to avoid unfavourable operating conditions.

    The results from this work indicate that it is now possible to present geometric stability charts for the configuration of the process. Justification for the stability charts is argued by reference to extensive experimentation. Optimum geometrical configurations and process conditions are suggested, by deduction from theory and experiment.

    Conclusions are drawn regarding favourable grinding practice.
    Date of Award1971
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Coventry University
    SupervisorW. Brian Rowe (Supervisor) & F. Koenigsberger (Supervisor)


    • centreless grinders

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