Study of Nanocutting Using Atomic Model
The stress induced in a workpiece under nanocutting are analyzed by an atomic-scale model approach that is based on the energy minimization. Certain aspects of the deformation evolution during the process of nanocutting are addressed. This method needs less computational efforts than traditional molecular dynamics (MD) calculations. The simulation results demonstrate that the microscopic cutting deformation mechanism in the nanocutting process can be regarded as the instability of the crystalline structure in our atomistic simulations and the surface quality of the finished workpiece varies with the cutting depth.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
C. Y. Chu et al., "Study of Nanocutting Using Atomic Model", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 963-968, 2008