Mechanics & Industry
Volume 21, Number 4, 2020
|Number of page(s)||14|
|Published online||25 June 2020|
FEM based mathematical modelling of thrust force during drilling of Al7075-T6
Department of Design and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Zaragoza, 50018, Zaragoza, Spain
2 Department of Industrial Design Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, 50100, Kila Kozani, Greece
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Accepted: 28 May 2020
Like most machining processes, drilling is affected by many parameters such as the tool diameter, the cutting speed and feed. The current research investigates the possibility of developing a finite element modelling based prediction model for the generated thrust force during drilling of Al7075-T6 with solid carbide tools. A total of 27 drilling experiments were carried out in order to examine the interaction between three key parameters and their effect on thrust force. In addition, simulations of the experiments were realized with the use of DEFORM3D™ software in order to obtain the necessary numerical data. Finally, a comparison was made between the experimental and the numerical results to verify that reliable modelling is feasible. The mathematical model was acquired with the use of response surface methodology and the verification of the adequacy of the model was performed through an analysis of variance. The majority of the simulations yielded results in agreement with the experimental results at around 95% and the derived model offered an accuracy of 5.9%.
Key words: al7075 drilling / finite element method / deform3d / response surface methodology / thrust force
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