Title: Experimental investigation of cutting parameters influence on surface finish during turning of steel using Taguchi approach
Authors: Balraj Singh; Gurpreet Singh
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, 147002, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, 147002, India
Abstract: Surface finish of the machined parts is one of the important criteria to judge the success of a machining operation. The value of optimum machining parameters (for better surface finish) can be either decided on the basis of a large number of experimental trails or design of experiments (DoE) can be used to predict the same with significantly lesser number of experimental trails. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the application of Taguchi method to optimise the machining/cutting parameters for surface finish during turning of AISI 1018 steel under different cutting environments. Using MINITAB software, other statistical techniques such as analysis of variance (ANOVA) and test for equal variances were also performed to confirm results of Taguchi analysis and compare surface roughness under different cutting environments respectively. In addition to surface roughness, effect of different cutting parameters was also observed on workpiece-tool interface temperature. [Received 20 October 2016; Revised 10 May 2017; 09 June 2017; Accepted 26 June 2017]
Keywords: machining; turning; steel; surface finish; Taguchi; analysis of variance; ANOVA; MINITAB.
International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2018 Vol.13 No.1, pp.49 - 67
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