Multiscale modelling and simulation of micro machining of titanium



The microscale morphology of micro machined component surfaces is directly connected to the heterogeneous microstructure. The deformation depends on the crystal structure, in case of the considered cp-titanium, the hcp crystal structure. In a first approach the crystal plastic deformation is modeled with isotropic hardening. A visco-plastic evolution law accounts for the rate dependency. The concept of configurational forces is used with the framework of crystal plasticity to model the cutting process of cp-titanium. The setting is implemented into the finite element method. The examples show the effect of the material heterogeneity on the deforamtion behavior and on the related configurational forces. (© 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)