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Temperature Analysis When Using Ethylene-Glycol-Based TiO2 as a New Coolant for Milling

M., Yogeswaran and K., Kadirgama and M. M., Rahman and D., Ramasamy (2015) Temperature Analysis When Using Ethylene-Glycol-Based TiO2 as a New Coolant for Milling. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME), 11. pp. 2272-2281. ISSN 2229-8649 (Print); 2180-1606 (Online)

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Abstract

This paper presents the effects of various milling conditions on the tool wear and workpiece temperature when using ethylene-glycol-based TiO2 nanofluid as the coolant for stainless steel AISI 304. A TiN coated carbide insert is used as the milling tool. A thermocouple was embedded into the workpiece to record the workpiece temperature during the end-milling process. It can be clearly seen that the temperature keeps on increasing after each experimental pass for three sets of experiments. The experiment conducted using the ethylene-glycol-based TiO2 nanocoolant exhibits a much lower workpiece temperature compared to the experiment conducted using a normal commercial coolant. Milling with the ethylene-glycol-based TiO2 nanocoolant reduced the wear on the edge of the insert compared to the normal commercial coolant. In conclusion, end-milling stainless steel AISI 304 using a TiN coated carbide insert and an ethylene-glycol-based TiO2 nanocoolant exhibits superior results with regard to workpiece temperature and tool wear. The temperature was reduced by 30 percent when using the nanofluid.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Milling; TiO2 nanocoolant; tool wear; ethylene-glycol; workpiece temperature
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre
Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 06:41
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 03:19
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/11649
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