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Modelling the surface roughness behaviour of an EDMed workpiece with different tool electrodes using DoE

Mohammed Baba, Ndaliman and Khan, Ahsan Ali and Mohammad , Yeakub Ali and M A, Mohammad Hambiyah (2013) Modelling the surface roughness behaviour of an EDMed workpiece with different tool electrodes using DoE. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 53. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1757-8981

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Surface roughness of a workpiece is one of the measures used in evaluating the performance of any machining technique. In this paper, the behaviour of a post-EDM roughness of mild steel material subjected to machining with two different electrodes is evaluated through modelling using three machining variables. The variables are peak current, pulse on-time and pulse off-time, while the electrodes used are Cu-TaC compact green electrode and metallic Cu. The investigation was planned and analysed with Design of Experiment (DoE) in which the output response obtained with the two electrodes were compared. Results indicate that the roughness obtained with Cu-TaC electrode is a function of peak current, pulse on-time, pulse off-time with interaction between on-time and off time, whereas that of metallic Cu electrode is related with current and pulse on-time only. Further more, the metallic Cu electrode produced comparatively lower roughness under all the machining conditions. The lowest roughness obtained with Cu-TaC electrode is over 100% higher than that of Cu-electrode.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3129/35218
Uncontrolled Keywords: EDM; Surface roughness, Cu-TaC electrode; Metallic Cu electrode; DoE
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
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. Dr. Ahsan Ali Khan
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 16:13
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 16:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35218

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