Performance Evaluation of Abrasive Water Jet Machining on AA6061-B4C-HBN Hybrid Composites Using Taguchi Methodology

  • A. GnanavelbabuEmail author
  • K. T. Sunu Surendran
  • K. Rajkumar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites (AMMCs) have received considerable attention due to their high strength-to-weight ratio, low cost, and high wear resistance that are appropriate for automotive and aerospace applications. Stir casting technique has been attempted to fabricate AMMC using boron carbide (B4C) as hard reinforcement and hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) as the solid lubricant by varying volume (5, 10, and 15%) method. Experimental investigation on machining of hybrid composites to study the effect of Abrasive Water Jet Machining (AWJM) parameters such as mesh size, abrasive flow rate, pressure, traverse speed, and % of reinforcement on Kerf Taper Angle (KTA) and Surface Roughness (Ra) was carried out. Taguchi’s L27 Orthogonal Array (OA) and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) have been used to determine the significant parameters affecting the responses and results were validated using Pareto analysis.


Aluminum hybrid composites AWJM Taguchi method 



The authors acknowledge the financial support for the research consumables rendered by DST PURSE Phase II.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering GuindyAnna UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSSN College of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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