Effects of cutting conditions on dynamic cutting factor and process damping in milling

C. Y. Huang, J. J. Junz Wang

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This paper investigates how cutting conditions affect dynamic cutting factor and system process damping in a dynamic milling process. By considering variation of edge plowing force, a frequency domain method is presented to identify the dynamic cutting factor through measured vibration in a milling process, and cutting conditions most suitable for the identification experiments are also discussed. A series of experiments are carried out to investigate the effects of cutting conditions on the dynamic cutting factor. This factor is shown to be significantly affected by the cutting speed, but relatively independent of the feed per tooth and the radial depth of cut. An average process damping model is further constructed and shown to be effective in representing the time-varying damping function. The average process damping is shown to increase rapidly at lower cutting speed, but remain constant as the cutting speed beyond a critical value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-330
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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