Andreas Hilligardt, M.Sc.

  • 76131 Karlsruhe
    Kaiserstraße 12

Andreas Hilligardt, M.Sc.

Area of Research:

  • Process simulation  
  • Cutting force modeling
  • Gear skiving

General Tasks:


  • Tooth root deep rolling in gear skiving kinematics
  • HarDIng – Hard gear skiving of thin-walled ring gears


Test benches:


Curriculum Vitae:

since 09/2019

Research Associate at the Institute of Production Science (wbk) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


M.Sc. in mechanical engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


B.Sc. in mechanical engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


[ 1 ] Segebade, E.; Hilligardt, A. & Volker, S. (2019), "Analyses of technical and true overlap in hammer peening operations". Symposium Mechanical Surface Treatment 2019, eds. Trauth, D. & Mannens, R., pp. 76-84. 10.5445/IR/1000099108
Area of overlap in hammer peening operations defines the resulting percentage overlap of surface. It thus is one of the main factors to control in order to reach defined treatment intensities, surface textures or other surface layer states. In this work, three different techniques to calculate overlap are compared and the results for two cases discussed. One case concerns a classic hammer peening process done using a spherical hammer head. The second case concerns the more complex indentation shape of a cutting tool.

[ 2 ] Hilligardt, A.; Böhland, F.; Klose, J.; Gerstenmeyer, M. & Schulze, V. (2021), "A new approach for local cutting force modeling enabling the transfer between different milling conditions and tool geometries". Elsevier, pp. 138-143. doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2021.09.024
The modeling of modern high performance machining with intermittent cut and varying effective cutting parameters requires a flexible local cutting force prediction. Due to complex tool geometries and varying cutting conditions without a rigid reference system new approaches for the local cutting force decomposition are applied, investigated and compared. The force decompositions are based on the separation of the effective cutting speed into normal and tangential components to adequately consider the locally acting mechanisms. Regression models based on the effective cutting parameters are defined to compare and validate the local force decomposition. A high feed peripheral milling experiment with specific cutting force measurement is presented to develop the regression models. An extensive cutting force database for AISI 5115 is created by tool geometry and process control variable variations. The effective cutting conditions are calculated through geometric penetration simulation. Considering the tool deflection in the simulation achieves a high regression accuracy even with low chip thicknesses. This is especially important for the cutting force prediction of finishing processes. The resulting regression cutting force models and force decompositions are rated based on the applicability to different tool geometries, like a ball end mill.

[ 3 ] Hilligardt, A.; Klose, J.; Gerstenmeyer, M. & Schulze, V. (2021), "Modelling and prevention of meshing interference in gear skiving of internal gears", Forschung im Ingenieurwesen, vol. 85, doi.org/10.1007/s10010-021-00520-8
Gear skiving is a highly productive process for machining of internal gears which are required in large quantity for electric mobility transmissions. Due to the complex kinematics of gear skiving, collisions of the tool and workpiece can occur during the process. Models exist to check for collisions of the tool shank or collisions in the tool run-out. While these models are sufficient for the process design of external gear skiving, at internal gears meshing interfer-ences between tool and workpiece can appear outside the contact plane on the clearance face of the tool. To test for meshing interference requires comprehensive assessment of workpiece, tool and process kinematics. Currently, this is often done by time consuming CAD-simulation. In contrast, this paper presents an automated geometrical model for the analysis of meshing interference. The test for collisions is thereby performed along the whole height of the tool and especially includes constructive clearance angles and eccentric tool positions. The model is developed for user-friendly implementation and practical applications. The model for avoiding meshing interference in gear skiving is validated on two different pro-cess applications. In doing so, influences of the tool and process design on the interference situation are investigated, compared and discussed. Furthermore this new approach enables the prevention of meshing interference or tooth tip collisions in the early tool design by adjust-ing the process kinematics or the tool design itself. The maximal viable tool height can be quantified and recommendations for improving the clearance face situation are suggested.