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Research on Finite Element Simulation and Parameters Optimization of Milling 7050-T7451 Aluminum Alloy Thin-walled Parts


Song Yang, Tie Yin and Feiyue Wang   Pages 1 - 11 ( 11 )


Background: Thin-walled parts of aluminum alloy are easy to occur machining deformation duo to the characteristics of thin wall, low rigidity, and complex structure.

Objective: To reduce and control the machining deformation, it is necessary to select reasonable machining parameters.

Method: The influence of milling parameters on the milling forces, milling temperature, and machining deformation was analyzed through the established model based on ABAQUS. Then, the corresponding empirical formula was obtained by MATLAB, and parameters optimization was carried out as well. Besides, a lot of patents on machining thin-walled parts were studied.

Results: The results shown that the prediction error of milling forces is about 15%, and 20% of milling temperature. In this case, the optimized milling parameters are as follows: ap=1 mm, ae=0.1 mm, n=12 000 r/min, and f=400 mm/min. It is of great significance to reduce the machining deformation and improve the machining quality of thin-walled parts.


Thin-walled parts of aluminum alloy; High speed milling; Finite element simulation; Machining deformation; Parameters optimization


Industrial Technology Center,North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering,Hebei,Langfang,065000, College of Mechanical and Transportation Engineering,China University of Petroleum(Beijing),Beijing,102249, College of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology and Education,Tianjin, 300222

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