Table 4

Variables used in the MD simulation model

Dimensions of SiC workpiece

14.2624 × 4.6353 × 5.4845 nm

Numbers of β-SiC atoms in the workpiece

38,324

Numbers of carbon atoms in the cutting tool

27,373

Tool nose radius

2.2974 nm

Undeformed chip thickness

1.3128 nm

Tool rake and clearance angle

-25° and 10°

Workpiece machining surface

(010)

Tool orientation and cutting direction

Cubic and <100>

Equilibration temperature

300 K

Cutting velocity

100 m/s

Timestep

0.5 fs


Goel et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:589   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-589

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