Proceedings of the 4th international conference on knowledge and innovation in Engineering, Science and Technology
Numerical Modelling and Validation of Vibratory Trough for Surface Finishing
Govind Gour, Zhang Jing, Pulkit Kapur, Indira Khadka, TegoehTjahjowidodo, Swee Hock Yeo and Sylvie Castagne
The vibratory surface finishing process has been an integral part of the manufacturing domain to perform post manufacturing process such as deburring edges, removal of unnecessary material, improving the life cycle of the component via suppressing the surface deformities such as reducing surface roughness. The current research investigates the vibrational response of the vibratory trough under various frequencies. A tri-axial piezoelectric accelerometer along with data acquisition tool (DAQ) is used to measure acceleration on the various positions on the vibratory trough. The measurements indicated that frequency is same throughout the trough however the amplitude varies on the various location of the trough. Furthermore,ABAQUS/Explicit is used develop the numerical model of the vibratory trough to investigate the response under various input frequencies. The numerical results corroborated the experimental measurements and these findings can further be extended to optimize the vibratory surface finish process.
Keywords: vibratory finishing, vibropolishing, surface roughness, finite element modelling.