Finite element analysis of the structural dynamics of a vertical milling machine

A. Myers, Derek G Ford, Qiang Xu

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Abstract

The static and dynamic stiffness characteristics for a vertical milling machine were analyzed using finite element analysis. It was observed that the inadequate dynamic stiffness resulted in poor quality surface finish of the machined parts due to relatively low levels of vibration caused during finish machining operations. It was also observed that low dynamic stiffness had serious consequences under heavy machining conditions. The result shows that it is possible to carry out exhaustive analyses of relatively complicated machine tool structures using desktop computers and the appropriate software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Metrology and Machine Performance VI
EditorsDerek G Ford
PublisherWIT Press
Pages431-440
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robot Performance - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20033 Jul 2003

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robot Performance
Abbreviated titleLAMDAMAP
CountryUnited Kingdom
City Huddersfield
Period1/07/033/07/03

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    Myers, A., Ford, D. G., & Xu, Q. (2003). Finite element analysis of the structural dynamics of a vertical milling machine. In D. G. Ford (Ed.), Laser Metrology and Machine Performance VI (pp. 431-440). WIT Press. https://doi.org/10.2495/LAMDAMAP030371