Title: Ultrasonic-assisted machining processes: a review

Authors: Uday Shanker Dixit; Pulak Mohan Pandey; Girish Chandra Verma

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati-781 039, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi-110 016, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghaziabad-201206, UP, India

Abstract: Ultrasonic-assisted machining process is one of the most recently explored hybrid machining processes. In ultrasonic assisted machining process, an oscillating motion (of small amplitude and high frequency) is superimposed on the conventional machining operation. The assistance of ultrasonic vibrations in machining process improves the performance of the process by reducing cutting forces and enhancing surface quality. The effect of ultrasonic vibration has been found very beneficial in different conventional and non-conventional machining processes. This paper reviews the analytical and experimental studies in the area of ultrasonic-assisted turning, milling and drilling. Additionally, the effect of ultrasonic vibration on non-conventional machining processes is also reviewed. The paper also explains the effect of ultrasonic vibration on the cutting mechanics. The research gaps present in the ultrasonic-assisted machining process domain have also been highlighted in order to drive on the path of future research in this area.

Keywords: ultrasonic-assisted machining process; ultrasonic-assisted turning; ultrasonic-assisted milling; ultrasonic-assisted drilling; hybrid machining; ultrasonic-assisted grinding; cutting force; surface roughness; vibrations; cutting temperature.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2019.103479

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2019 Vol.12 No.3/4, pp.227 - 254

Received: 13 Mar 2019
Accepted: 14 Jun 2019

Published online: 30 Oct 2019 *

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