Faculty Publications

Title

Optimization of Minimum Quantity Lubrication Parameters

Document Type

Conference

Keywords

Air metering screw, Cutting forces, Minimum quantity lubrication, Surface roughness

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

First Page

1001

Last Page

1009

Abstract

Cutting fluids are inevitable in manufacturing industries due to their cooling and lubricating properties. But their applications in large quantities pose serious threat to biological bodies in the oceans and rivers when disposed untreated. Strict rules and fines imposed by most of the countries on such industries created an economic and environmental concern. This led to research in finding alternative methods to either eliminate or reduce the usage of cutting fluids. Minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) is one of such methods being widely tested to replace flood machining. Application of cutting fluid as MQL requires decision of choosing the optimum MQL parameters, i.e., air pressure, cross-sectional area of nozzle and coolant flow rate. The present paper deals with optimizing these MQL system parameters in order to minimize cutting forces and surface roughness using conventional soluble oil as coolant. Coolant flow rate and quantity of air supplied were found to contribute the most to cutting forces and surface roughness, respectively.

Department

Department of Technology

Original Publication Date

1-1-2020

DOI of published version

10.1007/978-981-15-1201-8_107

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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