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Effects of Process Parameters on Depth of Cut in Abrasive Waterjet Cutting of Cast Iron
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M.Chithirai Pon Selvan, Dr.N.Mohana Sundara Raju, Dr.R.Rajavel
abrasive mass flow rate, abrasive waterjet, cast iron, empirical model, garnet, nozzle traverse speed, regression analysis, standoff distance, water pressure
Abrasive waterjet cutting has been proven to be an effective technology for processing various engineering materials. This paper investigated the effects of process parameters on depth of cut in abrasive waterjet cutting of cast iron. Four different process parameters were undertaken for this study; water pressure, nozzle traverse speed, abrasive mass flow rate and standoff distance. Experiments were conducted in varying these parameters for cutting cast iron using abrasive waterjet cutting process. The influence of these process parameters on depth of cut has been studied based on the experimental results.In order to correctly select the process parameters, an empirical model for the prediction of depth of cut in abrasive waterjet cutting of cast iron is developed using regression analysis. This developed model has been verified with the experimental results that reveal a high applicability of the model within the experimental range used.
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