Field of Research
FE-Analysis of Cutting


For a complete description of the plastomechanic procedures during cutting, experiments are supported by process simulations. Model-based views of the cutting process extend the understanding for the thermal and mechanical loads of tools and workpieces. They form the basis for the determination of optimal tools, cutting parameters and for prediction of component properties.

Main topics:

  • finite elemente analysis of chip formation
  • calculation of the temperature fields of the tool and the workpiece
  • calculation of the mechanical loads of the tool



Do you have questions concerning this research area?

Your contact:
Dr.-Ing. Mustapha Abouridouane
Cluster Produktionstechnik 3A 242
Tel.: +49 241 80-28176
Fax: +49 241 80-22293


Markus Meurer, M.Sc. RWTH
Workgroup Leader
Cluster Produktionstechnik 3A 254
Tel.: +49 241 80-28040
Fax: +49 241 80-22293


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