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3.2: Definitions

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    Figure 3-2: The cutting process, definitions.


    1. A: The blade tip.

    2. B: End of the shear plane.

    3. C: The blade top.

    4. A-B: The shear plane.

    5. A-C: The blade surface.

    6. hb: The height of the blade.

    7. hi: The thickness of the layer cut.

    8. vc: The cutting velocity.

    9. α: The blade angle.

    10. β: The shear angle.

    11. Fh: The horizontal force, the arrow gives the positive direction.

    12. Fv: The vertical force, the arrow gives the positive direction. 

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