Simulation of MQL Deep Hole Drilling for Predicting Thermally Induced Workpiece Deformations

Biermann, D.1, a; Blum, H.2, b; Frohne, J.2; Iovkov, I.1, c; Rademacher, A.2, d; Rosin, K.2, e

Institut für Spanende Fertigung, Technische Universität Dortmund, Baroper Str. 303, 44227 Dortmund
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen (LS X), Technische Universität Dortmund, Vogelpothsweg 87, 44227 Dortmund

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The resulting thermomechanical load on the workpiece in deep hole drilling operations using minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) induces a strong in-process deflection of the machined component and can cause an insufficient accuracy of the produced hole. Also subsequent machining operations can be affected by the thermoelastic component of this deformation, which remains within the workpiece after the drilling process. Due to the comparatively long main time of typical deep hole drilling operations the thermomechanical simulation of commonly complex machined parts is challenging. In this paper, a fast finite-element approach using massive parallel solution methods is presented and validated for different wall thickness situations.


Deep hole drilling, Thermal effects, Finite element method (FEM), Predictive Model


Procedia CIRP, 31 (2015), S. 148-153, doi: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.03.038