Title: Experimental study on surface generation in optical glass with fluid jet polishing process

Authors: Kumaresan Gladys Anbarasu; Lakshmanan Vijayaraghavan; Narayanaperumal Arunachalam

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 600036, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 600036, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 600036, India

Abstract: Fluid jet polishing process is an inexpensive technique and capable to produce ultra-smooth surface. In fluid jet polishing process, the surface generation mainly depends upon the size and type of the abrasive particle, the jet pressure, the exposure time, the impact angle, etc. In this work, experimental investigation were carried out to study the influence of different slurry exposure time on surface roughness of optical glass with varying jet pressure, particle diameter and type of particle at 30° impact angle. The surface roughness measurement and surface morphology characterisation were done to understand the surface changes.

Keywords: abrasives; particle size; surface roughness; exposure time; jet pressure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAT.2018.094173

International Journal of Abrasive Technology, 2018 Vol.8 No.3, pp.245 - 260

Received: 06 Mar 2018
Accepted: 20 Apr 2018

Published online: 14 Aug 2018 *

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