Upadhyay, Chandramani (2016) An Experimental Investigation Emphasizing Surface Characteristics of Electro-Discharge Machined Inconel 601. MTech thesis.
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The present work reports an experimental investigation on Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM) of Inconel 601 using Copper electrode tool. Based on L27 Orthogonal Array (OA), experiments have been conducted by varying five controllable process parameters [viz. peak current (Ip), Pulse-on Time (Ton), Gap Voltage (V), Duty Factor ( ) and Flushing Pressure (Fp)] within selected experimental domain. The following responses in relation of surface topography of the machined end product i.e. Surface Crack Density (SCD) and White Layer Thickness (WLT) have been investigated for each of the experimental runs. Utility theory in conjugation with Taguchi‟s optimization philosophy has been proposed herein to select the most favourable process environment (parameters setting) to satisfy optimal (minimal) SCD and WLT. Apart from parametric optimization, SEM micrographs revealing surface morphology in terms of cracks, crater, pock mark, globule of debris, deposition mark etc. of the EDMed Inconel 601 have been analysed in detail and correlated with chemical composition, residual stress and micro-hardness data. Different types of cracks have been identified as well. Effects of significant process parameters on formation of surface crack and white layer have been graphically represented.
|Item Type:||Thesis (MTech)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM); Inconel 601; Orthogonal Array (OA); Surface Crack Density (SCD); White Layer Thickness (WLT); Utility theory; Taguchi’s optimization philosophy|
|Subjects:||Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Production Engineering|
|Divisions:||Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera|
|Deposited On:||06 May 2018 12:51|
|Last Modified:||06 May 2018 12:51|
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