Development of a fast analytical method for prediction of part dynamics in machining stability analysis

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2009

Thesis Language: English

Student: Salih Alan



The objective of this study is to develop and implement practical and accurate methods for prediction of the workpiece dynamics during a complete machining cycle of the workpiece, so that FRFs of the workpiece can be used in chatter stability analysis. For this purpose, a structural modification method is used since it is an efficient tool for updating FRFs due to structural modifications. The removed mass is considered as a structural modification to the finished workpiece in order to determine the FRFs at different stages of the process. The method is implemented in a computer code and demonstrated on representative parts such as turbine blades. The predictions are compared and verified with the data obtained using FEA. The FRFs are used in chatter stability analyses, and the effect of part dynamics on stability is studied.