What is it about?

This paper presents the analysis and controlled modification of the coolant flow in tapping processes by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). First, a conventional straight flute tapping tool was analyzed and the results of the CFD simulation show, that the cutting edges are not sufficiently supplied with coolant. Therefore, the design of the internal coolant channels was modified based on these simulation results. To validate the CFD simulation, experimental tests were performed, using an optimized tool. The applied modifications lead to a reduction of the tool wear and an increase of the tool's performance of about 36% was achieved.

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Why is it important?

With the CFD simulation it was possible to identify a new design of the internal coolant channels. In this context, the potential of CFD simulations in machining technology in order to optimize cutting tools becomes evident.


CFD shows many potential to optimize the process and the tools

Dr. Ekrem Oezkaya
Turk-Alman Universitesi

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This page is a summary of: CFD simulation for internal coolant channel design of tapping tools to reduce tool wear, CIRP Annals, January 2017, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2017.04.024.
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