Wheel self-dressing, a byproduct of wheel wear, is often desirable for maintaining consistent wheel performance. We investigated the self-dressing process by monitoring the cutting force in plunge grinding experiments and by developing a computer model to predict the cutting force as it changes with wheel wear. The experiments show the significant effect of infeed and work material on the evolution of the cutting force. The simulation predicts the effects of infeed, work material strength, and binder strength on the cutting force. In addition, we discuss ways to improve the model and its potential for aiding in the selection of wheel parameters.

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