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Modeling of Metal Removal Processes

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 February 2022) | Viewed by 2119

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Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Production Automation, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Opole University of Technology, 5 Mikolajczyka Street, 45-271 Opole, Poland
Interests: surface metrology; optimization of difficult-to-cut materials; sensor technology; metrology; measurement uncertainty; environmental measurement; optimization of geometrical and physical parameters of surface integrity
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UPV/EHU, University of the Basque Country, CFAA (Center for Advanced Manufacturing Aeronautics), Alameda de Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: machining; dynamics; metal removal processes; instrumentation; monitoring; modal analysis; sensors
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Tecnológico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Ave. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501, Monterrey, NL 64849, Mexico
Interests: machining dynamics; modal analysis; nonlinear vibrations
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Dear Colleagues,

Although new technologies have emerged and new materials has been developed in the 21st century, material removal processes remain as key operations to achieve high productivity and precision for several parts in a broad range of sectors. Future advances in modeling should close the gap between computer-based simulations, models, and industrial processes with the aim to improve manufacturing productivity, product quality, reliability, and reduce cost and energy consumption. This Special Issue on the topic of “Modelling of Metal Removal Process” is oriented toward (but not limited to) those recent advances in the modeling of machining processes and particularly focused on predicting and optimizing key variables such as cutting forces, tool wear, and surface roughness. As a result, the works will offer some clues with respect to the optimization of machining processes and toolpath trajectories, the development of new gen technologies and processes, and so on.

  • Multiphysics modeling of machining process: turning, boring, milling, drilling, broaching, grinding, etc.;
  • Cutting forces modeling of complex tool geometries and under new tool-path strategies;
  • Tool wear: diffusion, abrasive, etc.;
  • Surface roughness predictions and subsurface integrity;
  • Optimization of the machining process: cutting conditions and tool geometry;
  • Machining of advanced materials, additive manufacturing, and hybrid machining;
  • Machining-assisted process: cryogenic-assisted machining; ultrasonic vibration-assisted machining, laser-assisted machining, etc.;
  • Artificial intelligent models and optimization techniques to improve process reliability.

Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Królczyk
Dr. Gorka Urbikain
Dr. Daniel Olvera Trejo
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  • metal removal
  • cutting tools
  • cutting force models
  • tool wear
  • surface roughness

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Modelling Approach for the Prediction of Machinability in Al6061 Composites by Electrical Discharge Machining
by Hariharan Sree Ram, Marimuthu Uthayakumar, Shanmugam Suresh Kumar, Sundaresan Thirumalai Kumaran and Kinga Korniejenko
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(5), 2673; - 4 Mar 2022
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This work aims to identify the pattern for the major output parameters, material removal rate (MRR) and surface roughness (Ra) of different combinations of Al6061-based composites. Based on the verification carried out on these patterns using analysis of variance (ANOVA) as [...] Read more.
This work aims to identify the pattern for the major output parameters, material removal rate (MRR) and surface roughness (Ra) of different combinations of Al6061-based composites. Based on the verification carried out on these patterns using analysis of variance (ANOVA) as the mathematical tool, the work predicts the mentioned output characteristics while machining Al6061 composites of different material compositions based on their hardness values. ANOVA was employed for the generation of equations of the particular composite. The equations were compared for the coefficients of each parameter employed in ANOVA. The work was carried out comparing the characteristic equation of different combinations of Al6061-based composite. The results indicate that the coefficients of the current show a drastic variation when compared to other coefficients for both the output parameters. It was observed that the current and its coefficients contribute to the output parameters based on the variation in hardness. For surface roughness, the constant of the characteristic equation was also found to influence the parameter for the change in hardness. The equation derived for both material removal rate (MRR) and surface roughness (Ra) were identified to be matching with the experimental result carried out for validation. The average variation observed was 9.3% for MRR and 7.2% for surface roughness. Full article
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