On the Foundation of Circular-Saw Stability Theory


  • C. D. Mote
  • L. T. Nieh


Stability, critical speed, buckling, cutting accuracy, rotating disc, thermal stress, temperature, radiation, vibration, numerical analysis, natural frequencies, spectrum


The buckling and critical speed saw stability theories for predicting the flatness of a circular saw are discussed. Laboratory experiments were performed for evaluation of the stability concepts. The experiments include accurate measurement of the saw-disc natural frequencies or frequency spectrum and the measurement and inclusion of thermal effects in saw-disc stability analysis.


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