Measurement and Characterization of Dynamics in Machining Chip Segmentation

Published: September 16, 2008


Eric P. Whitenton, Jarred C. Heigel, Robert W. Ivester


Comparing measured chip formation characteristics to those predicted by machining models is an important technique for testing the validity of those models. These characteristics include whether a chip is continuous or segmented, as well as the frequency at which segments form. In this paper, various techniques for measuring segmentation data are reviewed. A sample data set is then used to compare techniques for analyzing segment formation. These techniques show that there is interesting, nonrandom behavior in the sequence of segment formation times. A pattern matching technique is proposed which shows potential to provide valuable additional insight.
Proceedings Title: 11th CIRP International Workshop on Modeling of Machining Operations
Conference Dates: September 16-17, 2008
Conference Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Pub Type: Conferences

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machining chip segmentation, pattern analysis, randomness testing, segmentation frequency
Created September 16, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017