Subtractive Manufacturing (Machining)

This research aimed at understanding and developing computational modes for subtractive manufacturing, i.e. material removal through cutting. Work has been focussed on different materials, for example surface defect machining of silicon by considering the high-pressure phase transformation (HPPT). Other works involved machining of nickel based super alloys to understand the residual stress relaxation of the forged and quenched components.

Surface defect machining of silicon using smooth particle hydrodynamics (SPH)

Machining induced relaxation and distortion in Inconel 718

Selected Publications

Amir Mir, Amir Siddiq, Xichun Luo, Smooth particle hydrodynamics study of surface defect machining for diamond turning of silicon, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 88, 2461-2476, 2017.Amir Mir, Xichun Luo, M. A. Siddiq, Numerical simulation of triaxial tests to determine the Drucker-Prager parameters of silicon, 21st International Conference on Automation and ComputingUK, 2015.Amir Mir, Xichun Luo, M. A. Siddiq, A numerical investigation on the effect of tool geometry in single point diamond turning of silicon, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2015, Leuven, Belgium, 2015.M. Keegan, A. Siddiq, S. Rahimi, Modelling of Disc quenching and machining induced stress relaxation and distortion. AFRC Internal reports, 2014.