سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۳
محل انتشار: اولین کنفرانس سراسری توسعه محوری مهندسی عمران، معماری، برق و مکانیک ایران
تعداد صفحات: ۵
Masoud Azadi Moghaddam – Ph.D. Student, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Mashhadd, Iran
Farhad Kolahan – Associate Professor, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Mashhad, Iran
Farid Eilchi – M.SC. Student, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University Sari, Iran
In any manufacturing process, optimization of process parameters is the key step in producing high quality parts without cost inflation. Multi-criteria optimization of processes parameters could be usedto simultaneously achieve several conflicting goals such as increasing product quality and reducingproduction time. In this paper grey relational analysis (GRA) and Taguchi method have been employed to optimize Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) process parameters for AISI 2312 (40CrMnMoS86) hot worked steel alloy. The experimental data are gathered based on Taguchi L36design matrix. The tests are conducted under varying peak current (I), voltage (V), pulse on time (Ton), pulse off time (Toff) and duty factor (η). The process output characteristics include surface roughness (SR), tool wear rate (TWR) and material removal rate (MRR). The objective is to find a combinationof process parameters to minimize TWR and SR and maximize MRR. The three performance characteristics are combined into a single objective using grey relational analysis. The GRA was followed by the signal to noise ratio to specify the optimal levels of process parameters. Thesignificance of the process parameters on the overall quality characteristics of the EDM process was also evaluated quantitatively using the analysis of variance (ANOVA) method. Optimal results were verified through additional experiments.