OPTIMIZATION OF CYLINDRICAL GRINDING PROCESS PARAMETERS OF SS316L AUSTENTIC STAINLESS STEEL BY TAGUCHI METHOD
Keywords:Cylindrical Grinding, Optimization, Taguchi method, Minitab and Roughness
The main objective of this study is to optimize the cylindrical grinding parameters that can be utilized to predict optimal grinding parameters to achieve minimum surface roughness of a material. A SS 317L Austentic steel round rod of 80 mm x 168 mm was considered for cylindrical grinding in this study. Cutting speed, depth of cut and feed rate were chosen as input variables while Surface roughness (Ra) selected as output response. An L9 orthogonal array was selected for this study and S/N ratios were analyzed to study the surface roughness characteristics. Nine experiments were conducted in the surface grinding machine with different values of input parameters obtained from the orthogonal array. The surface roughness values were optimized in the optimization software (Minitab version 17) and the optimal solution was obtained for minimum response. Minimum surface roughness is achieved with 100 rpm cutting speed, 0.03 mm depth of cut and 1 mm/s feed rate. The confirmation experiments were conducted for the optimal solution obtained from Taguchi experiment and the results are verified.
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