Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 1835–1841 | Cite as

Numerical simulation of the combination effect of external magnetic field and rotating workpiece on abrasive flow finishing

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Abstract

Finishing of a workpiece is a main process in the production. This affects the quality and lifetime. Finishing in order of nanometer, nowadays, is a main demand of the industries. Thus, some new finishing process, such as abrasive flow finishing, is introduced to respond this demand. This may be aided by rotating workpiece and imposing a magnetic field. Numerical simulation of this process can be beneficial to reduce the expense and predict the result in a minimum time. Accordingly, in this study, magnetorheological fluid finishing is numerically simulated. The working medium contains magnetic and abrasive particles, blended in a base fluid. Some hydrodynamic parameters and surface roughness variations are studied. It is found that combination of rotating a workpiece and imposing a magnetic field can improve the surface roughness up to 15 percent.

Keywords

Magnetorheological flow finishing Rotating workpiece External magnetic field Numerical simulation 

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© The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saeid Kheradmand
    • 1
  • Mojtaba Esmailian
    • 1
  • A. Fatahy
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringMalek-Ashtar University of Technology (MUT)Shahin-Shahr, IsfahanIran

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