Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

The Microstructural Origin of Sinuous Flow in Metal Cutting

[+] Author Affiliations
Vandana A. Salilkumar, Narayan K. Sundaram

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Paper No. MSEC2018-6342, pp. V002T04A020; 5 pages
  • ASME 2018 13th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference
  • Volume 2: Materials; Joint MSEC-NAMRC-Manufacturing USA
  • College Station, Texas, USA, June 18–22, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Manufacturing Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5136-4
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME


In situ, high-speed imaging experiments have revealed the existence of sinuous flow, a recently discovered mode of chip formation in machining. The origin and consequences of sinuous flow are still being investigated, but it is now known that sinuous flow involves extensive redundant plastic deformation, poor surface finish and paradoxically high cutting forces. Here, we use full-scale simulations to show that microstructure related inhomogeneity is a major cause of sinuous flow. The simulations are conducted in a Lagrangian FE framework, and use a simple pseudograin model to represent the metal workpiece as a polycrystalline aggregate. The model successfully captures all essential features of sinuous flow in metals like OFHC copper and CP aluminum, and points to the importance of including material microstructure in cutting simulations.

Copyright © 2018 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In