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International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 485712, 10 pages
Research Article

Mechanistic Force Modeling for Broaching Process

1Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Department, MIT, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
2Mechanical Engineering Department, NITK, Surathkal, Karnataka 575025, India

Received 29 September 2013; Accepted 2 January 2014; Published 17 February 2014

Academic Editor: Tuğrul Özel

Copyright © 2014 Raghavendra Kamath Cholpadi and Appu Kuttan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


There is a demand for mechanistic force model that can predict and simulate the broaching process. In this paper, an attempt has been made for mechanistic force modeling of the broaching operation and experimental corroboration with the simulated result. The stiffness and damping coefficients for dynamic model are computed from the natural frequency of the broaching system and actual damped natural frequency has been obtained experimentally. Experimental work has been carried to compute the dynamic model parameters such as mass, stiffness, and damping coefficients. The simulated dynamic forces are illustrated graphically and are closely in agreement with the results obtained through manual broaching process.