Skip to content

Science and Engineering of Cutting The Mechanics and Processes of Separating, Scratching and Puncturing Biomaterials, Metals and Non-Metals

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 075068531X

ISBN-13: 9780750685313

Edition: 2009

Authors: Tony Atkins

List price: $77.95
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


The materials mechanics of the controlled separation of a body into two or more parts cutting -- using a blade or tool or other mechanical implement is a ubiquitous process in most engineering disciplines, be it mechanical, civil, medical, food or process based, and a surprising number of engineers are involved in cutting and the design of cutting tools. There are a wide range of books available on the cutting of metals, but no other text is devoted to the cutting of materials generally, the mechanics of which (toughness, fracture, deformation, plasticity, tearing, grating, chewing, etc) have wide ranging implications for engineers, medics, manufacturers, and process engineers, making this…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $77.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 8/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Controlled and Uncontrolled Separation of Parts: Cutting, Scraping and Spreading
Fracture Mechanics and Friction: Muscles, Impact and New Surfaces
Fracture Mechanics
Friction in Cutting
Impact Mechanics and Hammering
Work of Formation of New Surfaces
Simple Orthogonal Cutting of Floppy, Brittle and Ductile Materials
Floppy Offcuts
Different Types of Offcut Formation
Brittle Offcuts
Ductile Offcuts
Offcut Formation by Shear
Finite Element Simulations
Cutting Through the Thickness of Ductile Sheets and Plates: Shearing and Cropping
Types of Chip: Load Fluctuations, Scaling and Deformation Transitions
Energy Scaling
Variations in Depth of Cut and Rake Angle
Cutting with a Built-up Edge
Sawtooth Profile Chips
Classification of Chips
Slice-Push Ratio: Oblique Cutting and Curved Blades, Scissors, Guillotining and Drilling
Floppy Materials
Offcut Formed in Shear by Oblique Tool
Guillotining Edges
Drills, Augers and Pencil Sharpeners
Cutting with More Than One Edge: Scratching, Grinding, Abrasive Wear, Engraving and Sculpting
Scratching of Low ER/k<sup>2</sup> Solids
Scratching of High ER/k<sup>2</sup> Solids
Grinding and Abrasive Papers
Scratch Hardness/Scratch Resistance
Scratching of Thin Films and Coatings: Pencil Hardness
Definitions of the Coefficient of Friction
Engraving, Writing Tablets and Polishing
Sawing, Chisels and Files
Knives and Chisels
Saw Teeth
Punching Holes: Piercing and Perforating, Arms and Armour
Quasi-static Piercing with a Pointed Tool
Quasi-static Circular Punching
Hollow Punches
Arms and Armour
Penetration and Perforation of Armour
Sharpness and Bluntness: Absolute or Relative? Tool Materials and Tool Wear
Tool Materials
Manufacture and Sharpening
Geometry of the Cutting Edge
Measurement of Sharpness
Retention of Sharpness: Tool Wear and Machinability/Cuttability
Effect of Bluntness and Clearance Face Rubbing on Cutting Forces, F<sub>C</sub> vs t Intercepts and Subsurface Deformation
Cutting Edge Sharpness and Workpiece Critical Crack Tip Opening Displacement
Compensation for Bluntness
Wiggly Crack Paths Produced by Very Blunt Edges
Unrestrained and Restrained Workpieces: Dynamic Cutting
Minimum Speed for Cutting Unrestrained Workpieces
Comb Cutters
Optimum Shape for a Curved Blade
Cylinder Lawnmowers
Rotary Mowers and Strimmers
Cutting in Biology, Palaeontology and Medicine
Food and Food-Cutting Devices and Wire Cutting
Food Texture
The Delicatessen Slicer
Wire Cutting
Teeth as Cutting Tools
Jaws and Bite Force
Occlusion and Contact Mechanics
Sharpness and Wear of Teeth
Attack and Defence
Burrowing in Soils, Digging and Ploughing
Properties of Soils
Earths, Sands and Burrows: Hole-making and Scraping by Animals
Earthmoving and Ploughing
Picks and Crampons
Unintentional and Accidental Cutting: Supermarket Plastic Bags, Falling Objects, Ships Hitting Rocks and Aeroplanes Hitting Buildings
Grounding and Collision of Ships: Diverging and Converging Tears
Progressive Dynamic Fracture
Accidents Involving Cables
The Twin Towers
Friction Forces on a Wedge-shaped Tool Cutting Orthogonally
Friction in Cutting