Analysis of initial contact and tool fracture in the milling process

B. Ghahramani, Z. Y. Wang, C. Sahay, K. P. Rajurkar

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This paper presents an analysis of the entry process and tool fracture in the milling operation. Equations representing different types of initial contacts are derived. Experimental and theoretical results reveal that the direction of the cutting force and the initial location on the rake face determine the entry fracture in milling cutters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-23
Number of pages15
JournalMachining Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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