Stability prediction in radial immersion for milling with symmetric structure

C. M. Zheng, J. J.Junz Wang

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In this study, an analytical approach is presented to find stability limits in terms of radial immersion for a given axial depth of cut, and vice versa. Under the assumption of axis-symmetric structure and using the zero order force model, the direction coefficient matrix is decoupled to reduce the 2D milling system to a 1D stability problem. The effect of the radial immersion and radial cutting coefficient on the system stability are explicitly represented through the eigenvalue function of the directional coefficient matrix. The resulting characteristic equation allows the limiting radial immersion be solved for a given axial immersion. A procedure is presented in obtaining the radial stability diagram, in which additional unstable island and secondary lobes are shown to exist besides the traditional lobes. Stability diagrams in both axial and radial immersion are presented to demonstrate the physical insights offered by the presented method. The model is validated by comparing with results from the existing analytical and numerical models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-81
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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