Voxel and Finite Element Modeling of Twist Drill

  • E. I. ShchurovaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Digitalization of an engineering process necessitates the development and application of digital models of all the technological systems elements, including cutting tools. Such digital models have to include geometric models of tool surfaces and models for physical modeling, for example, finite element or SPH models based on geometry. Digitalization also results in the evolution of universal approaches to model development of entity sets of cutting tools. At present time, two approaches to geometric modeling are used: analytical solid modeling and discrete solid modeling. The latter type of modeling, based on algebra of sets, is more flexible and more computationally stable. Universal models of thread-cutting tools have been developed by this time. However, discrete models of such widely used tools as twist drills have not been worked out still. The objective of the presented paper is to develop voxel and finite element models of standard twist drills with solid body. The developed twist drills model make it possible to obtain sets of tool surface points and to calculate finite element meshes. The model is suitable for twist drills of any design presented by the state standards of the Russian Federation (with the exception of drills with thinned chisel edge).


Twist drill Voxel FEA Parametric model Discrete solid modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.South Ural State UniversityChelyabinskRussia

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