Paul, G. and Roy, S. and Sarkar, S. and Hanumaiah, Naga and Mitra, S. (2013) Investigations on influence of process variables on crater dimensions in micro-EDM of γ-titanium aluminide alloy in dry and oil dielectric media. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 65 (5). pp. 1009-1017. ISSN 0268-3768

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In micro-electro-discharge machining (EDM), challenge lies in enhancing material removal rate while retaining precision in crater dimensions. Material properties of both anode and cathode and the process variables have significant control on MRR and accuracy. In the present research, experiments were conducted on γ-titanium aluminide alloy work piece using 200-μm steel electrode. The circular craters were produced both in the presence and absence of dielectric fluid using varying micro-EDM process variables, i.e., open-circuit voltage, discharge capacitance, pulse frequency, and pulse-on time. Overcut was measured from optical microscope images using Image Analyzer software. Influences of process variables and optimal conditions for minimum overcut on crater dimensions were investigated using ANOVA test, which shows that capacitance of RC circuit contributes significantly in crater formation followed by pulse frequency. Regression equations of overcut for both dielectric mediums were developed using discharge energy and spark-on time as two functions. It was also investigated that overcut was less in air medium compared to oil medium.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Micro machine
Electro discharge machining (EDM)
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 04:23
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 04:35

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