Thermal State Visualization of Machining Workpiece by Means of a Sensor-Configured Heat Conduction Simulation
This paper deals with an adaptive visualization method of the thermal state in machining operation. The visualization is expected to enhance the recognition ability of operators. First a framework of thermal state visualization is proposed. Then, a sensor-configured heat conduction simulation is proposed as an estimation method of a machining workpiece. The method is based on the association of sensed data with the process simulation. As an implementation of adaptive estimation, a prototype system is developed. A configuration of the prototype system is illustrated. Results of a simple example are shown. The results indicate the possibility of adaptive estimation. Finally, a conclusion and future works are presented.