Prediction of temperature distribution in diamond cutting tools during machining Ti-6Al-4V
The high thermal conductivity and wear resistance of CVD diamond provide potential for the machining of Ti-6Al-4V. By predicting thermomechanical loads, simulations can provide information about the usability of these cutting materials. However, the occurring shear chip formation within the cutting process leads to unsteady contact conditions. Therefore, a computationally intensive long-term transient simulation is necessary for precise prediction of tool temperatures. In this respect, a user-subroutine has been developed, allowing a high-resolution long-term simulation with acceptable computing time. By experimental investigations and validation of simulated results, a modelling of temperature distribution within the cutting tool is possible, providing valuable information regarding the contact temperatures.