The Role of Flank Face Interference in Improving the Accuracy of Dynamic Force Predictions in Peripheral Milling

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S. Ranganath, K. Narayanan, J. W. Sutherland

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, 49931

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 121(4), 593-599 (Nov 01, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2833071 History: Received December 01, 1996; Revised February 01, 1999; Online January 17, 2008


An enhanced model for the dynamic behavior of the peripheral milling process is described. The model predicts the cutting forces and cutter deflections by including the effects of the flank face interference mechanism in addition to the chip removal effects. The interference mechanism is accounted for by considering the flank interference forces to be proportional to the interference volume. The volume of interference is estimated numerically. The total force acting on the tool is a combination of the forces due to the cutting action and forces due to the interference. Experiments performed on 6061-T6 Aluminum validate the simulation results.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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