An Experimental Investigation on Horizontal Surface Grinding of Mild Steel Using Different Lubricating Oils

  • Soutrik BoseEmail author
  • Nabankur Mandal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


Abrasives bonded in a rotary wheel are the prime agents to confiscate material in grinding. Surface finish is a customer-specified quality for machined parts. Various parameters like speed, feed and infeed affect surface finish. In grinding operation, there are many parameters like lubricating oil, quantity of lubricating oil and infeed that are directly or indirectly proportional to the surface finish. In this paper, the surface roughness is measured in a horizontal surface grinding machine with input machining variables as lubricating oils, quantity of lubricating oil and different infeed values. Different experimental results are obtained by using different lubricating oil (engine oil, mustard oil and rapeseed oil), different quantity of lubricating oil (0.08, 0.13, 0.9 ml) and different infeed (10, 20, 30 µm) on the surface finish of the mild steel plate. Through ANOVA, it is observed 52.41% dependency of surface roughness of the mild steel on types of lubricating oil, 7.08% on quantity of lubricating oil, 10.40% on the variation of infeed and 30.11% on machine error. Experimental results are obtained at 10 µm infeed, 0.9 ml quantity of lubricating oil using rapeseed oil, least value of surface roughness (Ra) is obtained than the others.


Optimization Horizontal surface grinding Surface roughness ANOVA Optimal conditions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MCKV Institute of EngineeringLiluah, HowrahIndia

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