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Experimental investigation of surface roughness for different thickness of aluminium in abrasive waterjet machining

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posted on 2017-09-13, 09:45 authored by Sadaf Zahoor, Adeel Shehzad, Keith CaseKeith Case, Amjad Hussain, Zain Zahoor, Muhammad Waqar Shoaib
Abrasive waterjet machining is a novel method of machining complex shapes and profiles. Surface roughness is a widely used machining characteristic to define the quality of the machined components. This present study reports the effects of workpiece material thickness, abrasive mass flow rate and standoff distance on surface roughness while performing abrasive waterjet machining. A L9 Taguchi array is used for the design of experimentation signal to noise ratio and analysis of variance is carried out. The experimental results show that the most influential parameter affecting surface roughness is workpiece thickness.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Fifteenth International Conference on Manufacturing Research Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI


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ZAHOOR, S. ... et al, 2017. Experimental investigation of surface roughness for different thickness of aluminium in abrasive waterjet machining. IN: Gao, J., El Souri, M. and Keates, S. (eds). Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXX. Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Manufacturing Research, University of Greenwich, London, UK, 5th-7th September 2017, pp. 9-14.


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This paper appears here with permission from IOS Press.The final publication is available at IOS Press through https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-792-4-9.



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