IJAT Vol.6 No.2 pp. 125-136
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2012.p0125


Experimental Evaluation of the Thermal Machine Tool Behavior for Model Updating

Jörg E. Franke*, Tobias Maier**, Franziska Schäfer*,
and Michael F. Zaeh**

*Institute for Manufacturing Automation and Production Systems, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Egerlandstr. 7-9, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany

**Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Boltzmannstr. 15, D-85748 Garching, Germany

September 15, 2011
November 25, 2011
March 5, 2012
thermal analysis, finite element analysis, thermal error analysis, temperature measurement, cutting process

Thermally induced deviations are one of the most important issues for modern machine tools’ accuracy. Therefore, the numerical determination of the thermal machine behavior is becoming an essential part of the development process. The thermal models are highly dependent on the applied loads and boundary conditions. The experimental determination of the thermal machine tool behavior is therefore a critical point. Consequently, this paper presents an experimental evaluation of the thermal behavior of machine tools for model updating. In order to identify the thermal machine properties, temperature distributions as well as thermal displacements were detected. The experiments addressed the thermal influence of environmental parameters, the heat generation of main and feed drives and the cutting process. The tests were carried out on two different machine types, a lathe and a milling machine. Specific machining tasks were developed for each analysis to assure realistic load cases. The temperature and displacement measurements presented in this paper provide a strong parameter base for future thermal simulation models.

Cite this article as:
Jörg E. Franke, Tobias Maier, Franziska Schäfer, and
and Michael F. Zaeh, “Experimental Evaluation of the Thermal Machine Tool Behavior for Model Updating,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.6, No.2, pp. 125-136, 2012.
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