Research on rotary surface topography by orthogonal turn-milling

Lida Zhu, Haonan Li, Wansan Wang

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As a new technology in manufacturing, turn-milling broadens the application ranges of mechanical processing, wherein both cutting tool and workpiece are given a rotary motion simultaneously. The objective of the present work is to study workpiece surface topography during orthogonal turn-milling process. This study begins with two mathematical models, which describe theoretical surface roughness and topography of rotationally symmetrical workpiece. The models are built with the establishment of locus function according to orthogonal turn-milling principle. Then based on these models, the influence law of surface topography affected by various cutting parameters is found by some simulation methods. The law also matches with orthogonal turn-milling surface roughness and topography experiments. By analyzing the experimental results, some parameter selection criteria during orthogonal turn-milling processing are also proposed qualitatively and quantitatively. The comparison between the simulation and experimental results shows that a better surface quality and tiny oil storage structure can be obtained if the cutting parameters are chosen in reason. This conclusion provides a theoretical foundation and reference for the orthogonal turn-milling mechanism research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2279-2292
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number9-12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Constructing locus function
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Orthogonal turn-milling
  • Surface roughness
  • Surface topography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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