Impact of Tool Geometry on Cutting Dynamics Conference Paper uri icon


  • Machining stability in response to changing tool geometry is studied using a 3D turning model that considers coupled tool-workpiece dynamics subject to nonlinear regenerative cutting forces [1]. As tool geometry varies with the specified tool angles, values of tool rake angle, side cutting edge angle, and inclination angle are considered in the study as the controlled parameters. In the presented model, cutting force components in the X, Y, and Z directions vary with the variations of tool geometry, thus resulting in changes in cutting dynamics a major feature not attainable using 1D models. It is found that tool geometry does have a significant effect on machining stability. In contrast to commonly used stability charts that are created by considering varying cutting speed and depth-of-cut (DOC), the study makes an observation that tool geometry can be a variable effective in restoring an unstable system back to stability without having to resort to changing cutting speed, feed rate or DOC.

name of conference

  • ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

published proceedings

  • Volume 1: 21st Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Parts A, B, and C

author list (cited authors)

  • Dassanayake, A. V., & Suh, C. S.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Dassanayake, Achala V||Suh, C Steve

publication date

  • January 2007