Evaluation of drilling process in Ti6Al4V using 3D FE simulation

O. Isbilir, E. Ghassemieh

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Drilling of Ti6Al4V is investigated experimentally and numerically. A 3D finite element model developed based on Lagrangian approach using commercial finite element software ABAQUS/explicit. 3D complex drill geometry is included in the model. The drilling process simulations are performed at the combinations of three cutting speed and four feed rates. The effects of cutting parameters on the induced thrust force and torque are predicted by the developed model. For validation purpose, experimental trials have been performed in similar condition to the simulations. The forces and torques measured during experiment are compared to the results of the finite element analysis. The agreement of the experimental results for force and torque values with the FE results is very good. Moreover, surface roughness of the holes was measured for mapping of machining.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-190
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013

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