Inconel 718 alloy is used extensively in aerogas turbines and this alloy is most difficult to machine and highly prone to dimensional instability after machining. Such detrimental phenomenon poses an enormous problem in engine assembly and affects structural integrity. This paper highlights the systematic research work undertaken to study the plastic deformation characteristics of Inconel 718, and the effect of process variables on machined surface, subsurface, and dimensional instability. Also illustrated is the technique developed for simultaneous optimization of several process variables such as cutting speed, feed, depth of cut, rake angle, and tool nose radius to control the residual stresses and dimensional instability within the acceptable tolerance band of the component. Prediction equations were developed for residual stress, dimensional instability, tool life, surface finish, and material removal rate. Predicted data were validated experimentally. This paper also presents the qualitative and quantitative data on dimensional instability with specific case studies of jet engine components, and it clearly illustrates the approach followed to develop a technique to control such detrimental effect. [S0742-4795(00)00901-7]
Dimensional Instability Studies in Machining of Inconel 718 Nickel Based Superalloy as Applied to Aerogas Turbine Components
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2–5, 1998; ASME Paper 98-GT-469. Manuscript received by IGTI March 24, 1998; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters October 20, 1999. Associate Technical Editor: R. Kielb.
Subhas , B. K., Bhat , R., Ramachandra, K., and Balakrishna, H. K. (October 20, 1999). "Dimensional Instability Studies in Machining of Inconel 718 Nickel Based Superalloy as Applied to Aerogas Turbine Components ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. January 2000; 122(1): 55–61. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.483175
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