Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 688–697 | Cite as

Optimization of Keyway Broach Design

  • Riad AhmadEmail author
  • Hani Al-Rawashdeh
  • Ahmad O. Hasan
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


This study presents an approach to developing a method to generate an optimized keyway broach tool design based on constant cutting forces. The obtained experimental data, as a result of the studies carried out by the method of photomechanics on models of optically sensitive material, allow us to recommend it in the practice of calculating keyway broaches. The results obtained on keyway broach models can be transferred to the real structure, which is made of tool material, taking into account the geometric and force similarity.


Stress concentration Keyway broach Stress analysis Broach optimization 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riad Ahmad
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hani Al-Rawashdeh
    • 1
  • Ahmad O. Hasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringAl-Hussein Bin Talal UniversityMa’anJordan

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