Effect of Abrasive Flow Rate in Milling with Abrasive Water Jet
This Abrasive Water Jet Machining (AWJM) process is usually used to cut the materials which are difficult to cut by conventional machining processes. In this work, controlled depth milling (CDM) is done using AWJM. This work primarily focuses on controlling the abrasive flow rate to reduce the time for machining the component. Here, an experimental setup is made with a modified attachment for abrasive feed system to machine stainless steel. The work also investigates the surface morphology, tolerance on depth of machining and surface waviness for the modified setup. With change in mass flow rate of abrasive, the traverse speed may also be altered and its effects on the machining time are controlled. This work also employs Non-destructive Testing (NDT) method i.e. ultrasonic flaw detector to find out internal defects and cracks in the milled material.
V. K. Pal and P. Tandon, "Effect of Abrasive Flow Rate in Milling with Abrasive Water Jet", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 196-201, 2012