An Efficient Approach to Optimize Wear Behavior of Cryogenic Milling Process of SS316 Using Regression Analysis and Particle Swarm Techniques

M. C. Karthik Rao, Rashmi L. Malghan, S. ArunKumar, Shrikantha S. Rao, Mervin A. Herbert

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The present work is an endeavor to carry out a machining using LN2 in face milling operations and to produce the milling samples with excellent wear resistance property. The output response (wear rate) depends on appropriate choice of speed, feed, and depth of cut. The experimental data are conducted (collected) for SS316 as per central composite design. The present work exemplifies an employment of conventional and nonconventional strategies for optimizing the milling factors of cryogenically treated samples in face milling to achieve the desired wear (response). The results of nonlinear regression (desirability strategy) and nonconventional [particle swarm optimization, (PSO)] optimization techniques are compared, and PSO is found to outperform the desirability function approach. The present work even highlights the effect and results of LN2 on wear in contrast to wet condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-204
Number of pages14
JournalTransactions of the Indian Institute of Metals
Issue number1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30-01-2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Metals and Alloys

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