Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes

Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes, 2nd Edition

Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes, 2nd Edition,Ioan D. Marinescu,W. Brian Rowe,Boris Dimitrov,Hitoshi Ohmori,ISBN9781437734676

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By examining the tribological aspects of all the most common abrasive processes used in manufacturing, this book shows how to improve predictability of performance, control of production rate and the surface quality of final products. The principles outlined are illustrated through applications from a range of industry sectors.

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Key Features

• Uses the science of tribology to improve understanding and of abrasive machining processes in order to increase performance, productivity and surface quality of final products.

• A comprehensive reference on how abrasives work, covering kinematics, heat transfer, thermal stresses, molecular dynamics, fluids and the tribology of lubricants.

• Authoritative and ground-breaking in its first edition, the 2nd edition includes 30% new and updated material, including new topics such as CMP (Chemical Mechanical Polishing) and precision machining for micro-and nano-scale applications.


This book draws upon the science of tribology to understand, predict and improve abrasive machining processes. Pulling together information on how abrasives work, the authors, who are renowned experts in abrasive technology, demonstrate how tribology can be applied as a tool to improve abrasive machining processes.

Each of the main elements of the abrasive machining system are looked at, and the tribological factors that control the efficiency and quality of the processes are described. Since grinding is by far the most commonly employed abrasive machining process, it is dealt with in particular detail.

Solutions are posed to many of the most commonly experienced industrial problems, such as poor accuracy, poor surface quality, rapid wheel wear, vibrations, work-piece burn and high process costs. This practical approach makes this book an essential tool for practicing engineers.


Mechanical and manufacturing engineers; Machining process engineers, technicians,

consultants; researchers and students of Manufacturing.

Ioan D. Marinescu

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Toledo, OH, USA

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W. Brian Rowe

W. Brian Rowe is a consulting engineer and recognized bearing expert with more than 30 years’ experience working on a wide range of machinery design problems across all industries. He has previously run courses on bearings at Coventry University in the UK and Stanford University in the USA, as well as sessions on the topic for industrial engineers in Chengdu, China. He has received awards in recognition of his work, including the Walter R. Evans Award for significant contributions to the field of rotor dynamics in 2004.

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Tribology Research Laboratory (AMTTREL) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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Boris Dimitrov

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Applied Mechanics and the Institute for Precision Mechanics in Bucharest Romania

Hitoshi Ohmori

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientist, Materials Fabrication Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan

Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes, 2nd Edition

1) Introduction to Abrasive Processes

2) Tribosystems of Abrasive Machining Processes

3) Kinematic Models of Abrasive Contacts

4) Contact Mechanics

5) Forces, Friction, and Energy

6) Thermal Design of Processes

7) Molecular Dynamics for Abrasive Process Simulation

8) Fluid Delivery

9) Electrolytic In-Process Dressing (ELID) Grinding and Polishing

10) Grinding Wheel and Abrasive Topography

11) Abrasives and Abrasive Tools

12) Conditioning of Abrasive Wheels

13) Loose Abrasive Processes

14) Process Fluids for Abrasive Machining

15) Tribology of Abrasive Machining

16) Processed Materials

Quotes and reviews

“The breadth of knowledge presented is excellent, providing a wide body of test to

reference regarding abrasive processes” - Dr Matthew Marshall, University of Sheffield.

“I find myself turning to Marinescu’s Tribology when I want fundamental information on

the nature of grit-workpiece contact” - Dr Jeffrey Badger, Consultant Engineer

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