Title: Experimental investigation of effect of roller burnishing process parameters on surface roughness and surface hardness of C40E steel

Authors: Naresh Kumar; Anish Sachdeva; Lakhwinder Pal Singh; Himanshu Tripathi

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology, Shapur, Jalandhar, Punjab, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar-144011, Punjab, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar-144011, Punjab, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Global Institute of Management and Emerging Technologies, Amritsar-143501, Punjab, India

Abstract: Surface finish and dimensional accuracy are ever in demand because of strong influence of these characteristics on major functional properties like friction, fatigue strength, wear resistance, load carrying capacity, and corrosion resistance of any materials. In the present work the effect of burnishing process parameters like burnishing condition, burnishing speed, feed, depth of penetration, number of passes is investigated on the surface roughness and hardness of C40E steel. Taguchi design of experiment is used for present experimentation. Taguchi's L18 mixed orthogonal array is used for optimisation of input parameters and analysis of variance (ANOVA) is employed for concluding vital and fruitful results. Investigation reveals that minimum surface roughness value of .129 µm at wet burnishing condition .557 rpm speed, .06 mm/rev feed, 1.5 mm depth of penetration and double pass of tool and optimised surface hardness 94 HRB at dry burnishing condition, 371 rpm speed, 0.11 mm/rev feed, 1.5 mm depth of penetration and third pass of tool is obtained.

Keywords: surface finish; surface hardness; burnishing condition; Taguchi methods; roller burnishing; process parameters; surface roughness; surface quality; C40E steel; dimensional accuracy; burnishing speed; feed; depth of penetration; number of passes; orthogonal arrays; analysis of variance; ANOVA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2016.075470

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 2016 Vol.18 No.1/2, pp.185 - 199

Received: 23 Apr 2015
Accepted: 21 Sep 2015

Published online: 23 Mar 2016 *

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