Grinding of Metal Matrix Composites
The metal-matrix composites are difficult-to-machine materials, since the matrix and reinforcement possess widely-different properties. The manufacturing methodology adopted has significant effect on material and product performance. This chapter presents details on the influence of reinforcement size, grinding abrasive material and grit size on the grindability of Al/SiCp metal-matrix composites. Different performance indicators namely grinding force, temperature and acoustic emission, along with surface texture of the ground surface and chip morphology are discussed.
KeywordsAcoustic Emission Work Material Wheel Speed Grit Size Diamond Wheel
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