Titanium alloy particles formation in electrical discharge machining and fractal analysis

Khilji, Irshad Ahamad and Siti Nadiah, Mohd Saffe and Pathak, Sunil and Ţălu, Ştefan and Kulesza, Slawomir and Bramowicz, Miroslaw and Venugopal Jayarama, Reddy (2022) Titanium alloy particles formation in electrical discharge machining and fractal analysis. The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), 74. pp. 448-455. ISSN 1543-1851. (Published)

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A large amount of material is machined by electrical discharge machining (EDM) and the machined debris is flushed away as waste. The present study aims to establish EDM as a top-down method which can effectively machine hard-to-cut materials while the by-product, i.e., metal debris, can be utilized as micro/nano particles. In the present work, titanium-alloy grade 5 was machined using a die-sink EDM and the debris was collected from the dielectric fluid with a multistage filtration system. The collected debris was cleaned and the particles were characterized. Particles were examined by scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and energy-dispersive x-rays to determine size, shape, and chemical crystal structure. The average size of the formed particles was 5.14 µm and they were spherical. A fractal analysis was performed on the SEM images to deepen the study of the formed particles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Titanium alloy; particles formation; electrical discharge; machining and fractal analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Ms. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2022 17:07
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2022 17:07
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/34807
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