Simultaneous Optimization of Multiple Quality Characteristics in Electrical Discharge Diamond Cut-Off Grinding (EDDCG)
This paper presents the simultaneous optimization of multiple quality characteristics (Material removal rate and Average surface roughness) using Taguchi method for electrical discharge diamond cut-off grinding (EDDCG) during machining of cemented carbides material. The experiments are carried out on a self-developed electrical discharge diamond grinding setup in cut-off mode, In the present work four input parameters ( current, pulse on-time, duty factor and wheel RPM ) were selected in which each parameter was at three levels. The total degree of freedom (dof) has been calculated without considering the effects of interaction among the different control factors. Based on design of experiments (DOE), a standard L9 orthogonal array (OA) was taken for experimentation. The result shows the considerable improvement of 13.999dB in multiple S/N ratio as compared to initial condition. Also, the comparison of results from single and multi-objective optimization has been presented.
S. K. S. Yadav and V. Yadava, "Simultaneous Optimization of Multiple Quality Characteristics in Electrical Discharge Diamond Cut-Off Grinding (EDDCG)", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 250-257, 2012