Abrasive Jet Machining Performance of Vegetable Fiber Polyester Composite and its Modelling
T. Prem Kumar1, I. Siva2, Sandro C Amico3
1T. Prem Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2I. Siva, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Sandro Amico, Department of Materials Engineering, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul POA/RS, Brazil.
Manuscript received on 20 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 29 January 2020 | Manuscript Published on 04 February 2020 | PP: 260-263 | Volume-8 Issue-4S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10671284S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1067.1284S419
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Abstract: In this research, exploration of Abrasive Water Jet Machining (AWJM) on polyester based Curaua/basalt hybrid composite was carried out. The composites were fabricated through resin transfer molding (RTM) at a ratio of 60-40 weight percentage of matrix and fiber respectively. Experimental runs were carried out based on L27 orthogonal array considering three parameters and three levels. Further, the effect of input parameter viz., water pressure, standoff distance and feed rate on the output responses viz., kerf angle (Ta) and surface roughness (Ra) were studied. From the investigation, it is observed that stand off distance contributes a maximum in determining the results of surface roughness and kerf angle.
Keywords: Abrasive Water Jet, Hybrid Composite, Parameter Optimization.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials