Aluminium silicon carbide reinforced metal matrix composite (Al/SiC‐MMC) materials are rapidly replacing conventional materials in various automotive, aerospace and other industries. Accordingly, the need for accurate machining of composites has increased enormously. The present work analyzes the machining of Al/SiC composites for surface roughness. An empirical model has been developed to correlate the machining parameters and their interactions with surface roughness. Response surface regression and analysis of variance are used for making the model. The developed model can be effectively used to predict the surface roughness in machining Al/SiC‐MMC composites. The influences of different parameters in machining Al/SiC particulate composites have been analyzed through contour graphs and 3D plots.
Palanikumar, K. and Karthikeyan, R. (2008), "Modeling of Machining Parameters to Predict Surface Roughness in Machining Al/SiC Particulate Composites by Carbide Insert", Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 345-358. https://doi.org/10.1163/157361108785963073
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