Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Ultrasonic assisted creep feed grinding and dressing of advanced aerospace alloys
Author: Bhaduri, Debajyoti
ISNI:       0000 0004 5350 1861
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Full text unavailable from EThOS. Thesis embargoed until 10 Jul 2025
Access from Institution:
The research involves the investigation of hybrid ultrasonic assisted creep feed grinding (UACFG) of advanced aeroengine alloys, in particular Inconel 718, CMSX-4 and gamma titanium aluminide (γ-TiAl). For tests with ultrasonic vibration, workpieces were actuated at a constant frequency (~20kHz) via a specially designed block sonotrode attached to a 1kW piezoelectric transducer-generator system. The trials on nickel based superalloys were carried out using open structured alumina wheels whereas γ-TiAl specimens were machined with conventional silicon carbide and single layer diamond superabrasive wheels. Statistically designed experiments involving variation in wheel speed, table speed, depth of cut, grinding condition and vibration amplitude were employed in mainstream testing. Reductions in grinding force components were typically observed albeit at the cost of higher wheel wear and surface roughness of the ground slots when ultrasonic assisted grinding of nickel alloys. Conversely, UACFG of γ-TiAl exhibited lower grinding wheel wear and workpiece surface roughness. Surfaces ground with the assistance of vibration generally revealed greater side flow/ploughing and overlapping grit marks in comparison to standard creep feed ground specimens. Three dimensional topographic measurement of grinding wheel surface replicas indicated that ultrasonic vibration led to an increase in the number of active cutting points on the wheel.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery