Influence of Depth of Cut on Contact Phenomenon in Micromachining


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Chip formation is a dynamic process that is often nonlinear in nature. A chip may not form when the depth of cut is less than a minimum chip thickness. It is aimed to investigate influence of depth of cut on contact phenomenon in micromachining. This paper presents a series of simulation works by finite element method on depth of cut effect on micromachining. A model is developed with consideration of the Johnson-Cook material and Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) method. In this work investigate the effect of depth of cut on the contact phenomenon during micromachining AISI D2. The results of the analysis are showed in aspects of interrelationship between material separation and frictional shear contact, distribution of stick-slide regions and contact stress on the work piece and cutting tool. It is found that the sticking and sliding was occurred on three zones as primary, secondary and tertiary shear zone. The contact phenomena can be showed around the tool edge radius where material flows around it and piles in front of the cutting tool through material separation. The investigation of contact phenomena inclusive under three criteria such as a/r < 1, a/r > 1 and a/r = 1 on positive rake angle.



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Amir Khalid, Bukhari Manshoor, Erween Abdul Rahim, Waluyo Adi Siswanto and Kamil Abdullah




J.B. Saedon et al., "Influence of Depth of Cut on Contact Phenomenon in Micromachining", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 660, pp. 8-12, 2014

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October 2014




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