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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2010
  • pp: 298–306

Calibration and prediction of removal function in magnetorheological finishing

Yifan Dai, Ci Song, Xiaoqiang Peng, and Feng Shi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 3, pp. 298-306 (2010)

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A calibrated and predictive model of the removal function has been established based on the analysis of a magnetorheological finishing (MRF) process. By introducing an efficiency coefficient of the removal function, the model can be used to calibrate the removal function in a MRF figuring process and to accurately predict the removal function of a workpiece to be polished whose material is different from the spot part. Its correctness and feasibility have been validated by simulations. Furthermore, applying this model to the MRF figuring experiments, the efficiency coefficient of the removal function can be identified accurately to make the MRF figuring process deterministic and controllable. Therefore, all the results indicate that the calibrated and predictive model of the removal function can improve the finishing determinacy and increase the model applicability in a MRF process.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(220.5450) Optical design and fabrication : Polishing

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: September 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2009
Published: January 12, 2010

Yifan Dai, Ci Song, Xiaoqiang Peng, and Feng Shi, "Calibration and prediction of removal function in magnetorheological finishing," Appl. Opt. 49, 298-306 (2010)

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