Title: Experimental investigation on analysis of performance of vortex tube through implementation of sustainable manufacturing

Authors: K.M. Senthilkumar; R. Thirumalai; K.K. Arun

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India ' Mechanical Engineering, Dr. N.G.P Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India ' Mechanical Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Sustainable manufacturing is the process of creating manufactured product that reduce harmful environmental impact, conserve energy and resources. It brings eco-friendly environment and are safe for employee, communities and consumers. Awareness of sustainable manufacturing is increasing in competitive world. Many industries have taken steps for green growth ensuring that process is environmentally and economically sustainable. Importance of this study is to attain sustainable in milling. Cutting fluid is used in CNC machine to reduce heat generation in metal cutting process but usage of cutting fluid causes hazardness to environment and employee. To minimise the hazardness cooling air technique is used. Cooling air technique is achieved using vortex tube. Taguchi optimisation technique was used to find optimal cutting parameters. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) is also applied to analysis the data obtained. The process was optimised for minimal flank wear considering environmental concern as a prime importance.

Keywords: sustainable manufacturing; milling; vortex tube; Taguchi; analysis of variance; ANOVA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.107837

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2020 Vol.22 No.2, pp.181 - 190

Received: 13 Sep 2017
Accepted: 09 Oct 2018

Published online: 19 Jun 2020 *

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