Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 7, Pages: 737-742
J. Naga Malleswara Rao1 , A. Chenna Kesava Reddy2 and P.V. Rama Rao3
1 Department of Mechanical Engg., VR Siddhartha Engg., College, Vijayawada–520 007, AP
2 Department of Mechanical Engg., JNTU College of Engg., Hyderabad – 500 085, AP
3 Department of Mechanical Engg., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad – 500 075, AP, India
In this work, an attempt has been made to design and fabricate a new type of dynamometer to measure radial component of cutting force using strain gauges. Dynamometer is required to measure the components of cutting force in any metal cutting process. The dynamometer has been calibrated and tested for performance. It is used in roller burnishing experiment on aluminum work piece under various conditions. In roller burnishing, a hard roller is pressed against a rotating cylindrical work piece and parallel to the axis of the work piece on lathe. Optimum values of burnishing force and the corresponding surface roughness value (Ra) are obtained for different lubricant applications in roller burnishing operation. This dynamometer can be manufactured at a low cost and it can be used for tests on lathe in metal cutting laboratories and engineering colleges.
Keywords: Dynamometer, strain gauges, roller burnishing, surface roughness value Ra, burnishing force.
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