Modeling of surface finish in electro-discharge machining based upon statistical multi-parameter analysis
A multi-parameter analysis of surface finish imparted to Ck60 steel plates by electro-discharge machining (EDM) is presented. The interrelationship between surface texture parameters and process parameters is emphasized. An increased number of parameters is studied including amplitude, spacing, hybrid, as well as random process and fractal parameters. The correlation of these parameters with the machining conditions is investigated. Observed characteristics become more pronounced, when intensifying machining conditions. Close correlation exists between certain surface finish parameters and EDM input variables and single and multiple statistical regression models are developed. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.