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Monitoring catastrophic failure event in milling process using acoustic emission

Haslan, Mohd Yong (2010) Monitoring catastrophic failure event in milling process using acoustic emission. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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This research focused on the monitoring catastrophic failure event in milling process using acoustic emission. Acoustic Emission (AE) is a naturally occurring phenomenon whereby external stimuli, such as mechanical loading, generate sources of elastic waves. AE occurs when a small surface displacement of a material is produced. This occurs due to stress waves generated when there is a rapid release of energy in a material, or on its surface. The wave generated by the AE source will be used to stimulate and capture AE in inspection, quality control, system feedback, process monitoring and others. In this thesis, the acoustic emission will be studied by carrying out experiments (milling) on the work piece and determine the material properties also dynamics of machines using acoustic emission detector. There are three cutting speeds and five conditions of depth of cut chosen for the experiments. The depths of cut and cutting speed are generated in the experiments and an acoustic emission sensor detects the acoustic emission signals and transfers it to the acoustic emission software. Then, the software generates the signals into RMS signal. Data taken from the software are plotted into a graph of RMS versus depth of cut. The experiment continued to determine the properties of materials using Inverted Microscopes (IM). Pictures of anomalies of the cutting tool, work piece and chipping have been taken from inverted microscope for observation and compared with acoustic emission graph (RMS). After that, the result of graph and figure are detail explained. Then, conclusion and recommendation has been made. Finally, a stable combination of machining parameter (spindle speed and depth of cut) is proposed and applied during milling process in order to reduce the failures in the milling process.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acoustic emission, Acoustic emission testing
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Syed Mohd Faiz
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 04:38
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 07:52
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