Title: Prediction of surface roughness in cylindrical grinding of glass fibre reinforced epoxy composite

Authors: Ramesh Rudrapati

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Bule Hora University, Ethiopia

Abstract: In the present work traverse cut cylindrical grinding of glass fibre reinforced epoxy composite is investigated with the primary objective of identifying the individual and combined effects of grinding processing conditions on surface quality. Based on the full factorial study design, experiments have been carried out. Analysis of variance is applied to examine the experimental data of surface quality. A model equation has been developed using response surface methodology to correlate surface quality and processing conditions. Contour plots have been used as a tool to illustrate the interaction between the individual process variables and surface quality. The desirability function approach has been utilised for the prediction of surface quality. A confirmatory test is then performed to ensure that the predicted control condition is accurate.

Keywords: cylindrical grinding process; glass fibre reinforced epoxy composite; parametric analysis; surface roughness; response surface methodology; process optimisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2022.128452

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 2022 Vol.24 No.6, pp.405 - 418

Received: 06 Apr 2022
Accepted: 13 May 2022

Published online: 23 Jan 2023 *

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