FEM Investigation of Machinability Properties of SiCp/Al Composites
In this paper, a transient dynamic finite-element analysis was carried out to investigate the effects of the cutting speed on cutting force, cutting temperature, and the chip-shear angle. The workpiece material is SiCp/Al composites with lager particle and high volume fraction. The results show that the cutting force decreased, while the cutting temperature and chip-shear angle increased evidently with increasing of cutting speed. The results obtained from this study can predict the behaviors of machining SiCp/Al composites very well and the variation trend is agree well with that of the experiments.
Bo Zhao, Guanglin Wang, Wei Ma, Zhibo Yang and Yanyan Yan
L. Zhou and S. T. Huang, "FEM Investigation of Machinability Properties of SiCp/Al Composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 455, pp. 220-225, 2011