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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 406294, 8 pages
Research Article

Constant Cutting Force Control for CNC Machining Using Dynamic Characteristic-Based Fuzzy Controller

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, Weijin Road, Tianjin 300072, China

Received 14 November 2014; Revised 26 December 2014; Accepted 26 December 2014

Academic Editor: Vadim V. Silberschmidt

Copyright © 2015 Hengli Liu et al. 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.


This paper presents a dynamic characteristic-based fuzzy adaptive control algorithm (DCbFACA) to avoid the influence of cutting force changing rapidly on the machining stability and precision. The cutting force is indirectly obtained in real time by monitoring and extraction of the motorized spindle current, the feed speed is fuzzy adjusted online, and the current was used as a feedback to control cutting force and maintain the machining process stable. Different from the traditional fuzzy control methods using the experience-based control rules, and according to the complex nonlinear characteristics of CNC machining, the power bond graph method is implemented to describe the dynamic characteristics of process, and then the appropriate variation relations are achieved between current and feed speed, and the control rules are optimized and established based on it. The numerical results indicated that DCbFACA can make the CNC machining process more stable and improve the machining precision.