Steam as coolant and lubricant in turning of metal matrix composites

Raviraj Shetty, Raghuvir Pai, Vasanth Kamath, Shrikanth S. Rao

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Abstract

Green cutting has become focus of attention in ecological and environmental protection. Steam is cheap, pollution-free and eco-friendly, and then is a good and economical coolant and lubricant. Steam generator and steam feeding system were developed to generate and feed steam. Comparative experiments were carried out in cutting AA6061-15 vol.% SiC (25 μm particle size), with cubic boron nitride (CBN) insert KB-90 grade under the conditions of compressed air, oil water emulsion, steam as coolant and lubricant, and dry cutting, respectively. The experimental results show that, with steam as coolant and lubricant, gradual reduction in the cutting force, friction coefficient, surface roughness and cutting temperature values were observed. Further, there was reduction in built up edge formation. It is proved that use of water steam as coolant and lubricant is environmentally friendly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1250
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Zhejiang University: Science A
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2008

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Coolants
Lubricants
Steam
Composite materials
Metals
Cubic boron nitride
Compressed air
Steam generators
Environmental protection
Emulsions
Water
Pollution
Surface roughness
Particle size
Friction
Experiments
Temperature

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Steam as coolant and lubricant in turning of metal matrix composites. / Shetty, Raviraj; Pai, Raghuvir; Kamath, Vasanth; Rao, Shrikanth S.

In: Journal of Zhejiang University: Science A, Vol. 9, No. 9, 01.09.2008, p. 1245-1250.

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