Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

First Advisor

Abdou, G.,


Engineering, Industrial.



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The focus of this research was on the effects of the operating conditions on the cutting forces and the tool life in the milling operations. Experiments were conducted to measure the on-line cutting forces, and the tool life under a dry condition. Based on the experimental results, mathematical models of cutting force and tool life were developed. They were functions of the operating conditions, i.e., the cutting speed, the feed rate, and the depth of cut. Further analyses were performed on the cutting force patterns. The process optimization that was based on the minimum part production cost was applied by using mathematical models. A practical problem with numerical values was also presented in this thesis.Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .Y545. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0410. Advisers: G. Abdou; S. P. Dutta. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.