Stability of up-milling and down-milling, Part 1: Alternative analytical methods

T. Insperger, B. P. Mann, G. Stépán, P. V. Bayly

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The dynamic stability of the milling process is investigated through a single degree of freedom mechanical model. Two alternative analytical methods are introduced, both based on finite dimensional discrete map representations of the governing time periodic delay-differential equation. Stability charts and chatter frequencies are determined for partial immersion up- and down-milling, and for full immersion milling operations. A special duality property of stability regions for up- and down-milling is shown and explained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-34
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003


  • High-speed milling
  • Regenerative effect
  • Tooth pass excitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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