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Name Crowson, Zakhary
Group Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Room C32, Maths
Telephone +44 (0) 115 [direct dial]
Thesis Title
Thesis Abstract During the machining process grinding, commonly utilised as a means to smoothen a metallic surface, high temperatures can be generated at the contact region of the grinding wheel and the workpiece. This brings with it the risk of thermal damage to the workpiece. In order to regulate the temperature of the workpiece, a fluid, known as the cutting fluid, can be applied to the contact region. Unfortunately there are a number of physical effects which hinder the cooling obtained from applying this cutting fluid including a thin, fast-moving layer of air existing around the grinding wheel. The aim of this project is to accurately model the multiple fluid phases present in grinding, to further improve current approaches of applying the cutting fluid with emphasis on increasing cooling of the workpiece while maintaining efficiency in the quantity of cutting fluid used.
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