Investigation of the effect of cutting tool edge radius on material separation due to ductile fracture in machining
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
541 - 546
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This paper investigates the interaction between cutting tool edge radius and material separation due to ductile fracture based on Atkins' model of machining. Atkins' machining model considers the energy needed for material separation in addition to energies required for shearing at the primary shear zone and friction at the secondary shear zone. However, the effect of cutting tool edge radius, which becomes significant at microcutting conditions, was omitted. In this study, the effect of cutting tool edge radius is included in the model and its influence on material separation is investigated. A modification to the solution methodology of Atkins' machining model is proposed and it is shown that the shear yield stress and the fracture toughness of the work material can be calculated as a function of uncut chip thickness.