Studies on Centerless Grinding (Influence of Grinding Wheel Irregularity on Workpiece Roundness)

Yongbo Wu, Katsuo Syoji, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Toru Tachibana

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The workpiece rounding mechanism in centerless grinding is very much complicated compared to that in cylindrical grinding. Even a very small disturbance such as irregularity on the grinding wheel or the regulating wheel circumference, which makes the depth of cut at grinding point to change, may causes significant workpiece roundness deterioration in a centerless grinding operation. To minimize the effect of disturbance on the roundness, this paper investigates the mechanism of roundness deteriorating action analytically and determines the roundness error caused by disturbance quantitatively. It is found that the roundness deterioration can be avoided by controlling the ratio of grinding wheel and workpiece rotational speed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3162-3167
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number649
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Accuracy
  • Centerless Grinding
  • Disturbance
  • Grinding
  • Grinding Wheel
  • Optimum Grinding Conditions
  • Roundness Deterioration
  • Workpiece Roundness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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