Modeling dynamics of parallel milling processes in time-domain
Öztürk, Erdem and Budak, Erhan (2010) Modeling dynamics of parallel milling processes in time-domain. In: 2nd International CIRP Conference on Process Machine Interactions (PMI 2010), Vancouver, Canada
The use of parallel milling processes is increasing in various industries due to several advantages of these machine tools. Parallel milling processes are the processes where more than one milling tool simultaneously cut a workpiece. Due to the increased number of cutting tools, they have the potential for considerable increase in productivity as a result of higher material removal rate (MRR). However, dynamic interactions between milling tools may reduce stability limits. Generally, direct dynamic coupling between two milling tools on such a machine is weak since they are located on different spindles. However, there can be a strong dynamic coupling in case of milling a flexible workpiece. In this case, the vibrations caused by one of the tools may have regenerative effects on the other one. In order to address this problem, a stability model that works in time domain has been developed. The model is capable of simulating cases where two flexible milling tools are cutting a flexible workpiece. Several example cases are simulated with the model and results are presented.
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