Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
Industrial Engineering (Engineering)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Shihab Asfour - Committee Chair
Second Committee Member
Sohyung Cho - Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Murat Erkoc - Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Arzu Onar - Committee Member
Fifth Committee Member
Matthew J. Lynn - Outside Committee Member
This study investigates the tool wear of advanced PVD TiALN/TiN multilayer coated end mill inserts when dry and semi-dry machining 4340 low alloy medium carbon steel. A factorial design of experiment setup consisting of two levels of speed, three levels of feed, two levels of depth of cut, and two levels of cutting conditions (semi-dry and dry) was used for the study. The combination of cutting conditions that gave the best response for different components of cutting force, cutting power, surface roughness and tool life were determined using MANOVA & ANOVA analysis and Tukey comparison of means test using MINITAB statistical software package. From a study of the Energy Dispersive X ray (EDX) analysis and primary back scatter images obtained from the worn out crater surface of the insert, it was observed that diffusion wear prevailed under both dry and semi-dry machining conditions. A tool life model was developed using multiple regression analysis within the range of cutting conditions selected. A model for flank wear progression was also developed using mixed effects modeling technique using S Plus statistical software package. This technique takes into account between and within work piece variations during end milling and produces a very accurate model for tool wear progression. This is the first time application of the mixed effects modeling technique in metal cutting literature.
Carbide Inserts; Semi-dry Machining; Dry Machining; End Milling; Mixed Effects Model; EDX Analysis
Chakraborty, Pinaki, "Tool Life and Flank Wear Modeling of Physical Vapour Deposited TiAlN/TiN Multilayer Coated Carbide End Mill Inserts when Machining 4340 Steel Under Dry and Semi-Dry Cutting Conditions" (2008). Open Access Dissertations. 22.