Title: Numerical simulation of temperature distribution in a 3D ball end milling model

Authors: Abdallah Nasri, Oleg Tsoumarev, Mihed Ben Said, Wassila Bouzid

Addresses: Departement Genie Mecanique, Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Tunis (ENIT), BP 37, Le Belvedere, 1002 Tunis, Tunisie. ' Departement Genie Mecanique, Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Tunis (ENIT), BP 37, Le Belvedere, 1002 Tunis, Tunisie. ' Laboratoire de Genie de Production Mecanique et Materiaux LGPM2, Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Sfax, BPW 3038, Sfax, Tunisie. ' Laboratoire de Genie de Production Mecanique et Materiaux LGPM2, Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Sfax, BPW 3038, Sfax, Tunisie

Abstract: In this work, we present a numerical simulation of the thermal behaviour of three dimensional ball end milling model based on analytical formulation. The geometrical models of the tool, chip and workpiece are created by using CAD package techniques, based on a theoretical study of oblique cutting. The primary and secondary shear zones are also integrated in the whole model. In the numerical analysis, they are considered as the main thermal heat loads. The temperature distribution, in the designed cutting zone, is solved with the finite element method by using the Abaqus standard code. The found results, in a satisfactory agreement with cutting heat energy balance, are compared to experimental measurements and analytical models reported in the literature.

Keywords: ball end milling; temperature distribution; finite element method; FEM; CAD; geometric modelling; oblique cutting; shear zones; thermal behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2011.039647

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 2011 Vol.9 No.3/4, pp.209 - 222

Published online: 13 Apr 2011 *

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