Machining Performance Prediction for Zirconia Toughened Alumina Insert in Machining of High Carbon Steel Using Computational Approach

  • Subhrojyoti MazumderEmail author
  • N. Mandal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


This work aims to develop a finite element model for zirconia toughened alumina cutting insert to predict the cutting performances in machining of AISI 1095 steel using an implicit Lagrangian computational method by means of commercially available Deform 3D machining software package. Different cutting forces associated with the turning operation, temperature distribution at the tool tip as well as workpiece deformation zones, induced stress and strain rate at the workpiece shearing regimes are evaluated using this FE model. Material removal rate is also calculated using this computational approach. This computational technique has been found as a suitable approach to predict the cutting performances of the modelled zirconia toughened alumina cutting insert turning against the high carbon steel.


Finite element simulation ZTA insert AISI 1095 High carbon steel 



The authors would like to express their sincere acknowledgment for supporting the work towards Nanomission project (SR/NM/NT-1062/2015), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials Processing and Microsystems LaboratoryCSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteDurgapurIndia

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