Faculty Publications

Title

Development of finite element based model for performance evaluation of nano cutting fluids in minimum quantity lubrication

Document Type

Article

Keywords

FEA model, Machining, Micro cutting fluids, MQL, Nano cutting fluids

Journal/Book/Conference Title

CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology

Volume

21

First Page

75

Last Page

85

Abstract

Traditionally, cutting fluids are used to improve the performance of machining. However, due to the hazardous effects of these fluids on workers’ health and ecology, their usage has been often discouraged. As a solution, application of micro/nano cutting fluids in minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) has been proposed in the literature. Many of the works on MQL deal with experimental investigations, which are costly and cannot be generalised for other conditions. Works that apply numerical models like FEA to MQL are limited. In the present work, the performance of micro and nanofluids was compared. Two different solid lubricants — boric acid and molybdenum disulphide were dispersed in the coconut oil. Different machining parameters like cutting forces, cutting temperatures and surface roughness were studied while applying the formulated fluids in MQL. After observing the superior performance of nanofluids at the given cutting conditions, a finite element based model has been developed to predict forces and cutting temperatures. The model was compared with the experimental values and found capable of predicting the values within 8% accuracy. The validated model was used to predict the values for other cases.

Original Publication Date

5-1-2018

DOI of published version

10.1016/j.cirpj.2018.02.005

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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