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Workpiece temperature prediction by model and measurement by pyrometer

J.M. Longbottom (RAMP Laboratory, Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)
F. Dailami (RAMP Laboratory, Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 4 July 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to examine the use of a commercial pyrometer to measure the surface temperature of workpieces as machining takes place. The pyrometer readings are to be compared with model predictions.

Design/methodology/approach

The pyrometer was mounted on an industrial milling machine and the temperature of the workpiece was measured behind the cutting tool as it traversed the workpiece. A mathematical spreadsheet model was used to predict the temperatures at the point measured by the pyrometer and at the point where cutting took place.

Findings

It was found by selecting the “partition ratio” of the power being transmitted to the workpiece that agreement could be found between measured and predicted results.

Research limitations/implications

The work was mainly carried out on aluminium samples, which exhibited low cutting temperatures.

Originality/value

The paper describes a method of finding the partition ratio of heat going into the workpiece.

Keywords

Citation

Longbottom, J.M. and Dailami, F. (2008), "Workpiece temperature prediction by model and measurement by pyrometer", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 80 No. 4, pp. 378-385. https://doi.org/10.1108/00022660810882746

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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