Experimental results obtained when single crystals of aluminum of known orientation are machined under identical cutting conditions are presented. Analysis of the data obtained shows that the dynamic shear stress remains constant for all orientations tested and is in good agreement with the calculated value for polycrystalline aluminum. The implications of these results to metal cutting theory and the metal physical foundations on which the concept of dynamic shear stress, as a true material property, rests are discussed. The possible role that the dynamic shear stress may play in determining the geometry of the metal cutting problem, a problem in partially constrained plastic flow of metals, is discussed.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.