Optimal Abrasive Jet Machining Parameters for Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics

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Year : 2024 | Volume : 11 | Special Issue : 08 | Page : 247-255
By

    K. Prasanth Kumar Reddy

  1. Shyam Prasad Kodali

  2. N. Rajesh

  3. T. Parameshwaran Pillai

  4. B. Nageswara Rao

  1. Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (KLEF), Deemed to be University, Andhra Pradesh, India
  2. Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (KLEF), Deemed to be University, Andhra Pradesh, India
  3. Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh, India
  4. Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering, BIT Campus, Tamil Nadu, India
  5. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (KLEF), Deemed to be University, Green Fields, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract

Abrasive jet machining (AJM) is a best choice for processing of glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP). Inherent to the nonlinear behavior of performance characteristics during repeated experiments are inevitable variations, attributed to measurement errors and unknown influencing input variables. This study employs the Taguchi method with an orthogonal array to systematically identify optimal input variables through a limited number of experiments. The paper introduces a direct and reliable Taguchi-based multi-objective optimization approach, aiming to determine a range of performance characteristics—such as material removal rate (MRR), overcut (OC), and taper cut (TC)—for optimal AJM parameters (including pressure, stand-off-distance, and nozzle diameter) specifically tailored for GFRP. The developed empirical relationships for MRR, OC, and TC in terms of AJM parameters were validated with experimental data. This research contributes to advancing the precision and efficiency of AJM processes for GFRP, providing valuable insights for industrial applications.

Keywords: Abrasive Jet Machining; Abrasive Pressure; Reinforced Plastic with Glass Fibers; Material Removal Rate; Stand-off Distance; Inclined Cutting.

This article belongs to Special Issue Conference International Conference on Innovative Concepts in Mechanical Engineering (ICICME – 2023)

How to cite this article: K. Prasanth Kumar Reddy, Shyam Prasad Kodali, N. Rajesh, T. Parameshwaran Pillai, B. Nageswara Rao Optimal Abrasive Jet Machining Parameters for Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics jopc 2024; 11:247-255
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Conference Open Access Original Research
Volume 11
Special Issue 08
Received November 28, 2023
Accepted December 23, 2023
Published February 1, 2024