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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Bifurcation and Catastrophes in Metal-Cutting Processes

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Hanmin Shi, Xibing Wang, Tao Lu

School of Mechanical Science & Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. CHINA, 430074

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 120(4), 817-820 (Nov 01, 1998) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2830225 History: Received May 01, 1996; Revised August 01, 1997; Online January 23, 2008

Abstract

Based on a theoretical model and the Principle of Minimum Energy [1, 2, 3] the bifurcation and catastrophes in a non-free cutting process are theoretically predicted and experimentally verified. The phenomena lead to the complexity of a cutting process with very strong non-linearity and may be the source of the difficulties in its control.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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