In Part II of this paper, a cutting force model for the micro-endmilling process is developed. This model incorporates the minimum chip thickness concept in order to predict the effects of the cutter edge radius on the cutting forces. A new chip thickness computation algorithm is developed to include the minimum chip thickness effect. A slip-line plasticity force model is used to predict the force when the chip thickness is greater than the minimum chip thickness, and an elastic deformation force model is employed when the chip thickness is less than the minimum chip thickness. Orthogonal, microstructure-level finite element simulations are used to calibrate the parameters of the force models for the primary metallurgical phases, ferrite and pearlite, of multiphase ductile iron workpieces. The model is able to predict the magnitudes of the forces for both the ferrite andpearlite workpieces as well as for the ductile iron workpieces within 20%.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering