International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064




Downloads: 126

Dissertation Chapters | Mechanical Engineering | India | Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013


An Experimental Study on Parametric Optimization of High Carbon Steel (EN-31) by using Silicon Powder Mixed Dielectric EDM Process

Devdatt R. Vhatkar | B.R.Jadhav


Abstract: Powder mixed electric discharge machining (PMEDM) is a recent innovation for enhancing the capabilities of electrical discharge machining process. The objective of present study is to realize the potential of silicon powder as additive in enhancing machining capabilities of PMEDM on EN31. Taguchi methodology has been adopted to plan and analyze the experimental results. L16 Orthogonal Array has been selected to conduct experiments. Peak current, Pulse on time, Pulse off time, gap voltage, and concentration of fine silicon powder added into the dielectric fluid were chosen as input process variables to study performance in terms of material removal rate & surface roughness. The ANOVA analysis identifies the most important parameters to maximize material removal rate & minimize surface roughness. The recommended best parametric settings have been verified by conducting confirmation experiments. From the present experimental study it is found that addition of silicon powder enhances machining rate & surface roughness appreciably.


Keywords: Electrical discharge machining, Additive mixed electrical discharge machining, machining rate, Spark gap, Silicon powder concentration, Taguchi methodology


Edition: Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013,


Pages: 431 - 436


How to Cite this Article?

Devdatt R. Vhatkar, B.R.Jadhav, "An Experimental Study on Parametric Optimization of High Carbon Steel (EN-31) by using Silicon Powder Mixed Dielectric EDM Process", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013, pp. 431-436, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=IJSR13010224

How to Share this Article?

Enter Your Email Address




Similar Articles with Keyword 'Electrical discharge machining'

Downloads: 49

Research Paper, Mechanical Engineering, India, Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021

Pages: 1124 - 1127

Effect of Various Parameters on Machining of EN-31 in Wire Electrical Discharge Machining

Rajat [41] | Shiv Kumar [16]

Share this Article

Downloads: 119

Research Paper, Mechanical Engineering, India, Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017

Pages: 1634 - 1637

Effect of Machining Parameters in Electrical Discharge Machining of D2 Tool Steel

Raman K [2] | Sathiya G K | Saisujith K | Mani P [15]

Share this Article


Top