Measurement of Contact Stiffness for Stiffness Estimation of Machine Tool Supports


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The contact stiffness is measured at interfaces of several materials that are often used for the machine tool support. Models of machine tool supports and contact stiffness are described. Then, a measurement method of the contact stiffness is proposed according to the model and demonstrated. The unit normal contact stiffness is 1-2×106 N/mm/mm2 for general steel and cast iron. The unit normal contact stiffness is pSuperscript textositively correlated with the longitudinal elastic modulus. The unit tangential contact stiffness is 1/10-1/5 of the unit normal contact stiffness and not correlated with the elastic shear modulus. The surface roughness of the specimen should be small to reduce the dispersion of the measured unit contact stiffness.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 523-524)

Edited by:

Tojiro Aoyama, Hideki Aoyama, Atsushi Matsubara, Hayato Yoshioka and Libo Zhou




D. Kono et al., "Measurement of Contact Stiffness for Stiffness Estimation of Machine Tool Supports", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 523-524, pp. 457-462, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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