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|Title:||An Experimental Investigation on Nd:YAG Laser Microchanneling on Polymethyl Methacrylate Submerged in Water|
Kuar, A. S.
Response Surface Methodology
|Abstract:||In this research work, an experimental investigation has been carried out on underwater laser microchanneling on polymethyl methacrylate, using a pulsed Nd:YAG laser system. The underwater laser processing has been used to minimize the heat-affected zone, microcracking and burr formation around the microchannel. The process parameters that have been taken into consideration are lamp current, pulse frequency, pulse width and cutting speed. The microchannel characteristics that have been taken into account as responses are microchannel width, microchannel depth, burr width and burr height. Response surface methodology has been used to develop the mathematical relationships between the process parameters and microchannel characteristics. The adequacies of the models have been tested using analysis of variance. The interaction effects of process parameters on the microchannel characteristics have been analyzed and discussed. In addition to that, single-objective and multiobjective optimization of the process parameters have been performed to obtain desired values of microchannel characteristics.|
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