Metal Machining

Metal Machining

Theory and Applications

1st Edition - April 28, 2000

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  • Author: T.H.C. Childs
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080524023

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Metal machining is the most widespread metal-shaping process in the mechanical manufacturing industry. World-wide investment in metal machining tools increases year on year - and the wealth of nations can be judged by it. This text - the most up-to-date in the field - provides in-depth discussion of the theory and application of metal machining at an advanced level. It begins with an overview of the development of metal machining and its role in the current industrial environment and continues with a discussion of the theory and practice of machining. The underlying mechanics are analysed in detail and there are extensive chapters examining applications through a discussion of simulation and process control."Metal Machining: Theory and Applications" is essential reading for senior undergraduates and postgraduates specialising in cutting technology. It is also an invaluable reference tool for professional engineers. Professors Childs, Maekawa, Obikawa and Yamane are four of the leading authorities on metal machining and have worked together for many years.

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Of interest to all mechanical, manufacturing and materials engineers
Theoretical and practical problems addressed


Senior undergraduate and postgraduate mechanical engineers specialising in metal machining. Practising engineers in most industries.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction * Chip formation fundamentals * Work and tool materials * Tool damage * Experimental methods * Advances in mechanics * Finite element methods * Applications of finite element analysis * Process selection, improvement and control * Appendices: Metals' plasticity, and its finite element formulation * Conduction and convection of heat in solids * Contact mechanics and friction * Work material: typical mechanical and thermal behaviours * Approximate tool yield and fracture analysis * Tool material properties * Fuzzy logic

Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
  • Published: April 28, 2000
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080524023

About the Author

T.H.C. Childs

Brief Author Bio: Peter Childs is Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering and the Professorial Lead in Engineering Design at Imperial College London. His general interests include: creativity tools and innovation; design process and design rationale; fluid flow and heat transfer, particularly rotating flow; sustainable energy component, concept and system design; robotics. Prior to his current post at Imperial he was director of the Rolls-Royce supported University Technology Centre for Aero-Thermal Systems, director of InQbate and professor at the University of Sussex. He has contributed to over 180 refereed journal and conference papers, and several books including the Handbook on Mechanical Design Engineering (Elsevier, 2013, 2019) as well as co-authoring books on rural urban migration, inclusive sports and sports technology. He has been principal or co-investigator on contracts totalling over £80 million. His roles at Imperial include joint course director for the Innovation Design Engineering double master degree run jointly by Imperial and the Royal College of Art, and Design Lead for the Manufacturing Futures Lab. He is Editor of the Journal of Power and Energy and Founder Director and Chief Scientific Officer at QBot Ltd.

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Head of the Dyson School of Engineering Design, Imperial College London, UK

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