Evaluation of Chip Breaker

Tirkey, Nelson (2009) Evaluation of Chip Breaker. BTech thesis.



Optimization of machining operations is one of the key requirements of today’s automatic machines. In case of turning, unbroken chips pose a major hindrance during operation and hence appropriate control of the chip shape becomes a very important task for maintaining reliable machining process. The continuous chip generated during turning operation deteriorates the workpiece precision and causes safety hazards for the operator. In particular, effective chip control is necessary for a CNC machine or automatic production system because any failure in chip control can cause the lowering in productivity and the worsening in operation due to frequent stop. Chip control in turning is difficult in the case of mild steel because chips are continuous. Thus the development of a chip breaker for mild steel is an important subject for the automation of turning operations. In this study, the role of different parameters like speed, feed and depth of cut and chip breaker height and width are studied.
Response surface methodology was used to analyze the relationship between several explanatory variables and one or more response variables. The chips obtained were found to have greater thickness at low feed and depth of cut, and gradually decreased as feed and depth of cut increases. From the analysis of chip reduction coefficient ξ, lead to the conclusion that cutting speed and depth of cut are most significant factors along with their higher order terms.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chip breaker, Response surface Methodology,Chip thickness,Chip reduction coefficient
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Production Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:324
Deposited By:nelson
Deposited On:13 May 2009 14:42
Last Modified:13 May 2009 14:42
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Supervisor(s):Biswas, C K

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