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A Study of the BTA Deep Drilling Process through a Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Chip Formation Process

Abstract : This paper deals with the analysis of the cutting process in the BTA (Boring Trepanning Association) deep hole drilling. The process is a major technique of drilling when the machining with a conventional tool is not possible. Poor training and/or poor chips evacuation often cause a temperature rise and excessive wear detrimental to the tool life and the dimensional stability of machined parts. The process is relatively not explored enough, because it is difficult to instrument experimental tests (measurement of forces acting at each insert of the BTA drilling tool, temperature at each cutting edge…). Moreover, the thermomechanical phenomena related to the cut are localized at the end of the BTA drilling head and confined in a zone inaccessible to the observation. Hence, a study of this process based on a scientific approach has been proposed. The evaluation of the chips morphology has been performed. Indeed, it is a good indicator of the stability of the cutting process and it can therefore be a serious help in the selection of optimal cutting parameters. Adequate parameters are proposed to highlight the impact of cutting conditions on the cutting process. Macro and microscopic observations of generated chips under several cutting conditions are performed. Fragmentation and segmentation of chips are some examples of analysed phenomena. In this sense, experimental tests have been conducted. The chips have been sorted according to their morphology and identified according to their origin and then proposed physical parameters are assessed. The quantitative and qualitative analysis of chips allowed identifying the impact of the cutting speed and feed rate on the cutting process.
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Badis Haddag, Julien Thil, Mohammed Nouari, Claude Barlier. A Study of the BTA Deep Drilling Process through a Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Chip Formation Process. Key Engineering Materials, Trans Tech Publications, 2013, The Current State-of-the-Art on Material Forming - Chapter 18: Machining and Cutting 554-557, pp.1992 - 2008. ⟨10.4028/⟩. ⟨hal-01431199⟩



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