Manufacturing glass-fiber reinforcement for grinding wheels
Author(s)Avril, Nicolas Joseph
David K. Roylance and Andre Sharon.
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By analyzing the manufacturing process for organic grinding wheels, some characteristics of the reinforcing glass fiber disc added during the fabrication of these wheels are determined. The toughening mechanisms at work in a fiber glass reinforced grinding wheel are analyzed. The stresses inside a grinding wheel in use are determined. Different designs for a reinforcing glass fiber disc are then presented and discussed. One design is chosen and the plans for a prototype machine that will manufacture a reinforcement disc with the chosen design are presented. The different tasks and the issues associated with the manufacturing process are discussed. Finally, an economic and material feasibility analysis is made to determine the possibility of eliminating the current reinforcement supplier.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 1996.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 104-105).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering