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Computational analysis of the intimate contact between an inclined wedge and low carbon steel during metal cutting

Published Online:pp 2-29https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMPT.2010.029456

The initial stages of intimate contact between an inclined wedge and low carbon steel creates significant opportunities for manufacturers of machined products to understand how dry machining and minimum quantity lubrication affect the economics of manufacturing, especially when one considers how important frictional interactions between chip and tool are on the final structure of the workpiece materials in terms of structural phase transformations. The present work not only compares various computational approaches to the solution of shear plane and tool face temperatures, but also explains why there is a large discrepancy when calculating temperature generated during machining when using Loewen and Shaw's method for calculating shear plane and tool face temperatures.

Keywords

machinability, cutting tools, computational analysis, inclined wedge, low carbon steel, metal cutting, intimate contact, manufacturing economics, dry machining, minimum quantity lubrication, MQL, shear plane temperature, tool face temperature