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Milling optimisation of removal rate and accuracy with uncertainty: Part 1: parameter selection
by Mohammad H. Kurdi, Tony L. Schmitz, Raphael T. Haftka, Brian P. Mann
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT), Vol. 35, No. 1/2, 2009


Abstract: Successful implementation of milling requires the selection of appropriate operating parameters. In this paper a semi-analytical modelling approach and multi-objective optimisation are used to select optimum spindle speed and axial depth. The trade-off curve of removal rate and surface location error is calculated. Some degree of robustness is achieved by calculating the surface location error as a moving average over an interval of spindle speeds. The stability boundary and a selected design are compared to experimental results. The results illustrate the need to be concerned with the robustness of the optimal designs. This is addressed in Part 2 of the paper.

Online publication date: Sat, 16-May-2009


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