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Chung C.,Manufacturing Automation Laboratory | Kao I.,Manufacturing Automation Laboratory
Journal of Sound and Vibration | Year: 2011

The classical modal analysis is applied to derive the analytical solution and to obtain the free vibration response of damped axially moving wire in this paper. The corresponding eigenvalues, eigenfunctions, and orthogonal relationship are presented. The orthogonality property and closed-form solution of free vibration response with damping are the main contributions of this study. In addition, the analytical modal analysis, with damping factor removed, shows agreement with those in existing research literature of moving wire without damping. The specific relevance of this general solution is discussed with respect to the moving wire in a slurry wiresaw. The theoretical definition of the damping factor of the slurry wiresaw system is also provided. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.


Bhagavat S.,Manufacturing Automation Laboratory | Liberato J.C.,Manufacturing Automation Laboratory | Chung C.,Manufacturing Automation Laboratory | Kao I.,Manufacturing Automation Laboratory
International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture | Year: 2010

Effects of mixed abrasive grits in slurries on free abrasive machining (FAM) processes are studied using a single-sided lapping machine. Impacts of mixing abrasives on various parameters such as amount of material removed, material removal rate, surface roughness, particle size distribution and relative angular velocity are studied. The material removed is monitored as a function of time. The experimental results suggest that (i) mixing abrasive grits can increase the amount of material removed, (ii) smaller abrasives can directly or indirectly affect the material removal process, (iii) slurries undergo severe grain size transition during lapping, and (iv) the surface roughness did not change significantly under different loading. The results of this study may have profound implication on the FAM processes that practitioners use today because the mixed abrasive grits increase material removal rate and reduce the grain size transition, while rendering similar surface roughness. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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