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Powder mixed micro electro discharge machining (PMμEDM)

Ali, Mohammad Yeakub (2011) Powder mixed micro electro discharge machining (PMμEDM). Project Report. International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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This paper presents the influence of silicon carbide (SiC) powder concentration and electrical discharge energy in dielectric fluid of micro electro discharge machining (μEDM) of titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) with tungsten carbide (WC) electrode. SiC powder concentration and electrical discharge energy were two input variables. Three responses namely surface roughness (Ra), material removal rate (MRR), and electrode wear rate (EWR) were investigated. Sixteen experiments were conducted by using two factor and four level (42) full factorial design of experiment. Data were analyzed by Design Expert® software. A multi criteria optimization on low Ra, high MRR and low EWR has been achieved which showed 2.68 μm Ra., 6.908 μg/min MRR and 1.518 μg/min EWR for the input parameters of 15.42 g/l SiC powder concentration and 54.28 μJ discharge energy. The analysis of variance revealed that powder concentrations are the most influential parameter on Ra. The optimization of MRR and EWR are mostly influenced by electrical discharge energy.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: 4751/28918
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro EDM, SiC, PMμEDM, roughness, MRR, EWR
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 16:37
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 16:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28918

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