Three-Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of Cylindrical Turning of Titanium Alloys
The understanding of cutting mechanism is important for the improvement of machinability of difficult-to-cut materials. Finite element method (FEM) is an effective way to study the metal cutting process. This paper establishes a finite element model of cylindrical turning of titanium alloys, and then simulates cutting force and tool temperature distribution under different cutting parameters. The simulation results show that in the high-speed cylindrical turning of titanium alloys, depth of cut has a greater influence on principal cutting force than feed rate, while the effect of feed rate on the maximum tool temperature is more distinct than that of depth of cut.
Y. Su "Three-Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of Cylindrical Turning of Titanium Alloys", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 2573-2577, 2011