Date of Award

12-1-2014

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Filip, Peter

Abstract

In the present work, wear mechanism of intermetallic bonded diamond is studied, and wear of intermetallic bonded diamond is compared to current grinding wheel and tungsten carbide. In previous work research conducted on IBD's, diamonds are successfully dispersed in intermetallic alloy of nickel aluminde and tungsten carbide, sintered at 1400⁰C without forming graphite. IBD samples are outperforming materials used for wear resistance replacing tungsten carbide cermets, polycrystalline diamond composites. Rubbing current grinding wheel against IBD, if current grinding wheel wear is more than diamond containing IBD, then IBD will be a better grinding wheel.

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