Experimental and FEA Simulation of Thermal-Fluid Interaction Between TIN Coated Tungsten Carbide Tool and Inconel-825 Workpiece

  • M. Sivaramakrishnaiah
  • P. NandakumarEmail author
  • G. RangajanardhanaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 169)


In the present work, the finite element method (FEM) is used for machining simulations to compute the transient temperature distribution at the cutting tool. The FE numerical simulations were conducted using ANSYS to predict the temperature on the top of tooltip during the cutting action. The primary objective of the present work is to validate the numerical results of the temperature distributions in the TIN coated Tungsten Carbide tool for cutting of Inconel 825 workpiece (turning) with and without the application of coolant. For the same, in present work classical laboratory physical experiment was also carried out to measure temperature at various spatial points of cutting tool. The validation confirms that the temperature solution results obtained from the present numerical FE simulation agree with the physical experimental data. Encouraged by the ability of the present FE numerical to predict rightly the temperature distribution solution results, further numerical studies were carried out using ANSYS FE simulation to conclude that water is effective coolant in the present case when compared to the predecessors’ work recommended coolants.


Turning Tool surface temperature Thermal-fluid simulation Pyrometer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringSri Venkateswara College of Engineering and TechnologyChittoorIndia
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringN.B.K.R. Institute of Science & TechnologyNellore DistrictIndia
  3. 3.Mechanical EngineeringJNTU AnantapuramuAnantapurIndia

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