Contact regimes in the wire sawing process: Explicit 3D modeling of PEG/SiC slurry
The present work is aiming at a more profound understanding of the occurrence of different contact regimes during the wire sawing process depending on wire velocity, wire load and grain size distribution. The process is investigated using a state of the art three-dimensional simulation tool for modeling of suspensions. the gained knowledge is to provide the scientific base for the optimization of sawing rates and reduction of kerf loss. The present approach yields insight into the dynamics of the interaction between wire, slurry, and silicion material at an unpreceded microscopic level of detail.