CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2019 Edition
| Editors: Sami Chatti, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart, Tullio Tolio

Grinding Parameters

  • Jens KöhlerEmail author
Reference work entry



For grinding processes the actuated variables (e.g., cutting speed, feed velocity) and the system variables (e.g., grinding tool properties) have to be distinguished from the grinding parameters. The grinding parameters depend on the actuated and system variables and allow a good correlation to the process forces, process temperatures, surface roughness, and grinding tool wear. The most important grinding parameters, that are described here, are the material removal rate Qw, the material removal rate per unit active grinding wheel width Q′w, the geometrical contact length lg, the kinematic contact length lk, the equivalent chip thickness heq, and the medium single-grain chip thickness hcu.

Theory and Application


The grinding process is a geometrically undefined cutting process due to the undefined number and geometry of cutting edges interacting with the workpiece. The load on the workpiece as...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ProWerk GmbHWedemark/HannoverGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Konrad Wegener
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigung (IWF)ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland