Experimental investigation of the shear angle variation during orthogonal cutting

Szabolcs Berezvai, Tamas G. Molnar, Daniel Bachrathy, Gabor Stepan

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In this paper, we investigate the variation of the shear angle during orthogonal cutting processes. In orthogonal cutting, the material in front of the cutting edge is sheared over a primary shear zone that is approximated by the shear plane. The so-called shear angle corresponding to the shear plane has significant role in theoretical cutting force models and in the dynamics of cutting. This paper is dedicated to determining the shear angle experimentally for stationary and non-stationary cutting based on high-speed camera recordings and cutting force measurements. Furthermore, the relationship between simple theoretical shear angle models and the measured shear angle variation is also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26495-26500
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event34th Danubia Adria Symposium on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, DAS 2017 - Trieste, Italy
Duration: Sep 19 2017Sep 22 2017



  • Chip formation
  • High-speed camera
  • Machine tool vibration
  • Metal cutting
  • Shear plane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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