Influence of tool flank forces on complex dynamics of cutting process

Rafal Rusinek, Marian Wiercigroch, Pankaj Wahi

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We study complex dynamics of a cutting process, a recently developed frictional model of cutting process in [Rusinek et al., 2014] to gain better insight into the mechanics of frictional chatter and the factors affecting it. The new model takes into account the forces acting on the tool face as well as on the tool flank. We first present nonlinear dynamic behavior using bifurcation diagrams for nominal cutting depth and cutting velocity as the bifurcation parameters. Finally, the influence of the various forces on the tool flank on the system dynamics has been systematically studied. This has been performed by comparing the bifurcation diagrams with and without the forces on the flank. These flank forces have been found to largely have a stabilizing effect. These forces however increase the complexity of the solutions and are responsible for some instabilities in the low cutting velocity regime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1450115
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014


  • chatter
  • cutting process dynamics
  • dry friction
  • Tool flank forces


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