A Simulation Study on the End Milling Operation with Multiple Process Steps of Aeronautical Frame Monolithic Components
Machining deformation has always been a bottleneck issue in the manufacturing field of aeronautical monolithic components. On the base of finite element method, the effect of the process steps and tool paths on the workpiece stiffness and the redistribution of residual stress in the machining process of aeronautical frame monolithic component was investigated under the given fixturing scheme. Thus, the prediction of the workpiece deformation can be carried out in reason. The proposed simulation approach to deformation analysis can be used to observe the true characteristic of milling forces and machining deformations. Therefore, the proposed method can supply the theoretical basis for the determination of the optimal process parameters.
H. C. Ye et al., "A Simulation Study on the End Milling Operation with Multiple Process Steps of Aeronautical Frame Monolithic Components", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 66-68, pp. 569-572, 2011