Predictive mechanics of cutting models for forces & torque in machine tapping operations with straight & helical flute taps

Grant number: DP0344813


This project is aimed at developing a fundamental understanding of the cutting process as well as mechanics of cutting mathematical models and software for reliable predictions of all the force components, torque and power in machine tapping of both wrought and sintered metallic materials with straight and helical fluted taps. This investigation will provide useful fundamental and practical information and data on the tapping operations, renowned as 'some of the most neglected operations in machining research' and as 'bottleneck operations in practice'. This project heads towards satisfying the internationally recognised pressing need for quantitatively reliable machining performance data an..

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