Grinding Wheel Profile Definition for the Manufacture of Drill Flutes

Kornel Ehmann*, M. F. DeVries

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A purely analytical approach, based on the principles of differential geometry and kinematics, is presented for the solution of the inverse problem for the manufacture of drill flutes. The mathematical relationships established facilitate the determination of the grinding wheel profile for a given radial drill flute cross-section. Examples, generated by an interactive grinding wheel design program, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


  • Flute grinding
  • drill flutes
  • wheel profile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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