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Advances in Production Engineering & Management
Volume 10 | Number 4 | December 2015 | pp 217–227
Using entropy weight, OEC and fuzzy logic for optimizing the parameters during EDM of Al-24 % SiCP MMC
Bhuyan, R.K.; Routara, B.C.; Parida, A.K.
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A B S T R A C T
In this paper the multiple methodologies are used viz. Entropy weight meas-urement, Overall evaluation criteria (OEC), and fuzzy logic for optimizing the process parameters during Electrical discharge machining (EDM) process of Al-24 % SiCP metal matrix composite (MMC). Three process parameters like as peak current, pulse on time and flushing pressure are considered as input variables whereas material removal rate, tool wear rate, radial over cut and surface roughness are response variables. Central composite design (CCD) is used as the design of experiment (DoE) for conducting the experiments using different combinations of input variables of three levels for predicting responses. The individual weightage of each response is calculated using the Entropy weight method and normalization of responses were carried out with the same weightage of responses using OEC. Finally fuzzy logic was used to obtain a single numerical index known as the Multi performance characteristics index (MPCI). The Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to find the significances of process parameters on the responses. The second-order mathematical model was developed using response surface methodology for predicting the results. Moreover, a confirmation test was carried out to check the effectiveness of the presented approach.
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Keywords • Electrical discharge machining, Aluminium MMC, Entropy weight measurement, Overall evaluation criteria, Fuzzy logic
Corresponding author • Bhuyan, R.K.
Article history • Received 15 April 2015, Revised 14 October 2015, Accepted 19 October 2015
Published on-line • 7 December 2015
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