Special Issue "Optimization and Simulation in Alloy Cutting Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2020.
Interests: production engineering;construction and operation of machines; physical aspects of the cutting process; precision machining; cutting of difficult-to-cut materials; modeling and simulation of machining processes; numerical calculation methods (FEM);CNC machine tools; CAD/CAM systems; measurements of the geometric surface structure and modern manufacturing techniques (HSC, HPC, Hard machining,3D printing).
In the last few years, we have observed rapid development in the automation of manufacturing processes, especially in automatic control systems. Progress in cutting stimulates a significant increase in the metal removal rate and achievement of high dimensional and shape accuracy of machine parts. To meet today’s high demands concerning the accuracy and efficiency of the manufacturing, it is necessary to use computer methods for the design and optimization of technological processes. The construction of machining simulation models allows, for example, fast visualization of the chip formation process in a wide range of machining parameters.
Machining operations can be applied to metallic (mainly alloys) and non-metallic materials like ceramics, composites, polymer, and wood. New materials, which play a key role, are used to produce cutting tools. The aim of all work related to the chip-forming simulation research is, first of all, to specify the material model characterizing the physical properties of the tool and workpiece materials, the friction model between the chip and tool, and to describe the shape of the tool, and which geometry of the rake face significant influences on the formed chip.
This Special Issue aims to present recent advances in the optimization of cutting processes for modern manufacturing engineering, especially CNC machining, application of modern tools for machining of difficult-to-cut materials, modeling and computer simulation of machining, and analysis of physical phenomena existing in the decohesion zone of the machined material.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit original, high-quality research papers, short communications and state-of-the-art reviews for this Special Issue.
Prof. Wojciech Zębala
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- Simulation of cutting processes
- Optimization of manufacturing
- Physical phenomena during cutting
- Material models
- Difficult-to-cut materials