A process model for force-controlled honing simulations

by Raffael Joliet, Michael Kansteiner and Petra Kersting


The selection of process parameter values for honing operations is challenging since their effect on the resulting surface characteristics is difficult to predict. With the right settings, the finishing operations can reduce surface roughness values, enhance the shape accuracy of bores and shafts, and create surface topographies with improved functional properties. In this paper, a model for honing operations based on microscopic scans of tool topographies is presented. The model allows the simulation of material removal during the process by taking force-controlled honing operations into account.

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            Paper presenter
Raffael Joliet
Name: Raffael Joliet
Organization: TU Dortmund University, Institute of Machining Technology, Baroper Str. 303, 44227 Dortmund, Germany
Email: joliet@isf.de

4 thoughts on “A process model for force-controlled honing simulations

    1. Both the Ra and the Rz value were measured. The simulation system can also compute Ra values and we compared them to the measured values. There an equally good matching was found.

  1. An existing problem is the computational complexity of the intersection routine, even in cases where a simple material removal is computed. Do you have any idea how to improve the speed of the computations required?

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