Grindability of powder metallurgy nickel-base superalloy FGH96 and sensibility analysis of machined surface roughness

  • Benkai Li
  • Wenfeng DingEmail author
  • Changyong Yang
  • Changhe Li


The grindability and sensibility analysis of surface roughness of powder metallurgy nickel-base superalloy FGH96 were studied in comparison to the wrought nickel-base superalloy GH4169. The effects of grinding parameters (such as workpiece infeed speed, depth of cut, and abrasive wheel speed) on grinding force, grinding temperature, specific grinding energy, abrasive wheel wear, and surface roughness were analyzed. The results show that the grinding force, grinding temperature, and specific grinding energy of GH4169 are usually higher than those of FGH96 under the given experimental conditions. However, the wear behavior of the brown corundum abrasive wheels when grinding these two kinds of nickel-base superalloy material is generally identical. The sensitivity of GH4169 workpiece surface roughness to depth of cut and workpiece infeed speed is higher than that of FGH96, but the sensitivity of GH4169 to abrasive wheel speed is less than that of FGH96. Finally, it is inferred that the grinding performance of FGH96 is slightly better than that of GH4169.


Grindability Nickel-base superalloy Grinding force, grinding temperature, specific grinding energy, surface roughness Sensibility analysis 


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This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51775275), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. NE2014103).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benkai Li
    • 1
  • Wenfeng Ding
    • 1
    Email author
  • Changyong Yang
    • 1
  • Changhe Li
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringQingdao University of TechnologyQingdaoChina

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