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Nano-Micro Letters

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 209–214

First Online: 03 November 2011Received: 13 August 2011Accepted: 22 September 2011


Grinding requires high specific energy which develops high temperatures at wheel work piece interface. High temperatures impair work piece quality by inducing tensile residual stress, burn, and micro cracks. Control of grinding temperature is achieved by providing effective cooling and lubrication. Conventional flood cooling is often ineffective due to enormous heat generation and improper heat dissipation. This paper deals with an investigation on using TRIM E709 emulsifier with Al2O3 nanoparticles to reduce the heat generated at grinding zone. An experimental setup has been developed for this and detailed comparison has been done with dry, TRIM E709 emulsifier and TRIM E709 emulsifier with Al2O3 nanoparticles in grinding EN-31 steel in terms of temperature distribution and surface finish. Results shows that surface roughness and heat penetration were decreased with addition of Al2O3 nanoparticles.

KeywordsGrinding Al2O3 nanoparticle Temperature distribution Surface roughness EN-31 steel  Download to read the full article text

Author: V. Vasu - K. Manoj Kumar


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