Effect of material anisotropy on shear angle prediction in metal cutting - A mesoplasticity approach

Wing Bun Lee, Suet To, Y. K. Sze, Chi Fai Cheung

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Material anisotropy plays an important role in the formation of shear angle in metal cutting. Crystallographic textures contribute to an important source of material anisotropy. A simplified mesoplasticity model is proposed in this paper to predict the effect of crystallographic orientations on the shear angle formation in machining a polycrystalline work material. The most likely shear angle is the one at which the Taylor factor is minimum. A good agreement is found between the predicted shear angle in machining a polycrystalline OFHC copper and the experimental data reported in the published literature. The assumptions made in the model approximate well the cutting conditions commonly encountered in single point diamond turning process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1739-1749
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003


  • Crystallographic orientation
  • Mesoplasticity
  • Shear angle
  • Taylor factor
  • Ultra-precision diamond turning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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