Cut Front Geometry Characterization in Cutting Applications of Brass with Abrasive Water Jet


Akkurt A.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE, vol.19, no.4, pp.599-606, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11665-009-9513-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-606

Abstract

Abrasive water jet (AWJ) cutting is an advanced manufacturing process for machining hard to cut materials. In this study, brass-353 samples of different thicknesses were cut by AWJ using different feed rates to identify the relationships between depth of cut (material thickness), feed rate, and deflection of cutting edge geometry. The effects of material thickness on the AWJ cut surface roughness were investigated and discussed. Deflection of cutting edge geometry in AWJ cutting process was assessed. Cutting edge geometry was characterized by analyzing the surface properties of cut samples.