Influence of the stress, strain, and temperature on the surface roughness of an AISI 52100 steel due to an orthogonal cut

Patricia Munoz De Escalona, Shreyes Melkote, Kai Liu

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In recent years, the finite element method (FEM) has become the main tool for simulating the metal cutting process because research based on trial and error is time consuming and requires high investment. Early studies were done by different investigators. In this research AISI 52100, hardened steel (62 HRC) was selected for an orthogonal machining process as well as metal cutting simulation using the software DEFORM-2D. This software is based on a forging process and has been adapted to an orthogonal machining process. The results of simulated cutting forces were compared with experimental cutting force data to validate the orthogonal cut simulation. Also, the surface roughness was measured, and the influence of the stress, strain, and temperature on the surface roughness was studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-590
JournalJournal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • hard
  • orthogonal
  • polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN)
  • process
  • turning

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