This paper presents a new method for the stability analysis of variable speed machining systems. By using spindle angular position as the independent variable, the system dynamics are modeled as a linear periodic time-varying system with fixed delay. This representation is proven much easier to analyze and to numerically simulate than the time-varying delay representation, which traditionally uses the real-time as the independent variable. With a finite difference scheme, the infinite dimensional periodic time-varying system is approximated by a finite dimensional periodic time-varying discrete system, which in turn is converted to a time-invariant system by multiplying the time-varying state transition matrix over one period of speed variation. System-relative stability becomes tractable by spectral radius analysis. This approach makes possible the quantitative characterization of system stability as a function of variable speed profiles as well as other system parameters such as stiffness and damping of the cutting process and the tool/workpiece structure. Verifications for the face milling process by numerical simulation and experiment for both constant and variable speed are given.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture|
|State||Published - Dec 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering