Bifurcation and Catastrophe in Metal Cutting Process

  • Hanmin ShiEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


By means of theoretical analysis it is predicted that there must be Bifurcation and Catastrophe phenomena existing in cutting process, and we did find the phenomena in our cutting experiments. The root of the phenomena is the strong non-linearity of non-free cutting process. This finding is beyond people’s traditional knowledge and understanding of metal cutting process, but has been fully verified by experimental facts. The research has revealed the complexity of a cutting process and the difficulty to control it, deepened people’s understanding of the technological process of metal cutting, and required people to renew conception and strategy of machining process design and chip-control.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OttawaCanada

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