Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2012.04.014
Title: Analytical model to determine the critical conditions for the modes of material removal in the milling process of brittle material
Authors: Arif, M.
Rahman, M. 
San, W.Y. 
Keywords: Crack-free machining
Ductile-mode milling
Micro-milling
Subsurface damage
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Source: Arif, M., Rahman, M., San, W.Y. (2012-09). Analytical model to determine the critical conditions for the modes of material removal in the milling process of brittle material. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 212 (9) : 1925-1933. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2012.04.014
Abstract: Brittle materials are prone to cleavage-based fracture during machining. In conventional scale machining of brittle material, crack-propagation is the dominant mechanism of material removal which results in a degraded machined surface. The challenge is to perform machining of brittle material such that the material removal occurs predominantly by chip formation rather than the characteristic brittle fracture. In this case, a high quality finish is achieved on the machined surface. Ductile-mode machining has emerged as a promising technique to finish a crack-free machined surface on macroscopically brittle materials. In the past, ductile-mode machining has mostly been performed by single-edge cutting process. This paper outlines an analytical model to determine the critical conditions for finishing a crack-free surface on brittle material by milling process. Four distinct modes of machining have been identified in the milling process of brittle material. In this model, the critical conditions for different modes of machining have been determined with respect to the relationship between the radial depth of cut and the depth of subsurface damage caused by the brittle fracture during machining. Verification tests were performed on tungsten carbide workpiece and the experimental results have validated the proposed machining model. It has been established that if the radial depth of cut is greater than the subsurface-damage depth in the milling process of brittle material, it is possible to finish a crack-free machined surface by removal of material through a combination of plastic deformation and brittle fracture. However, if the radial depth of cut is less than the subsurface damage depth, brittle fracture must be prevented in ductile-mode milling to finish a crack-free machined surface. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Materials Processing Technology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/59532
ISSN: 09240136
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2012.04.014
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