Estimate of Tool Wear in Milling Operation Based on “Differential” Wear Rate Model
Many research show that in metal cutting process wear rate is dependent on the cutting process variables such as temperature at tool face, contact pressure (normal stress) and relative sliding velocity at tool/chip and tool/work interface; their relationship is described by “differential” wear rate model. Based on this “differential” wear rate model, a method to estimate tool wear in milling operation is proposed and the cutting process variables are predicted by performing chip formation analysis with FEM code ABAQUS/Explicit and heat transfer analysis with ABAQUS/Standard. The implementation is exemplified by estimating tool wear of carbide tools in milling of Ck45 work. Both progressive flank wear and crater wear profile are estimated.
Kai Cheng, Yingxue Yao and Liang Zhou
L.J. Xie et al., "Estimate of Tool Wear in Milling Operation Based on “Differential” Wear Rate Model", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 10-12, pp. 786-790, 2008