This paper studies the heat transfer mechanism in deep grinding process, especially the heat flux to the workpiece. On the basis of triangle moving heat source, a quadratic curve heat flux model in the grinding zone was developed to determine the heat flux distribution and to estimate the surface temperature of workpiece. From the calculated theoretical expression of heat flux to the workpiece, the quadratic curve heat flux can be understood as the superposition of square law heat flux, triangular heat flux and uniform heat flux in the grinding zone. Then four heat flux models using the determined amount of heat flux were applied to estimate the workpiece surface temperatures which were compared with that measured by the embedded thermocouple. It has been found that the quadratic curve heat flux distribution seems to give the best match with measured and theoretical temperature, although square law heat flux model is good enough to predict the temperature.

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