Optimization of Abrasive Water Jet Cutting Parameter for AISI 316L Stainless Steel Sheet

Document Type : Special Issue Manuscripts


Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Vels University Chennai



Abrasive water jet cutting is a advanced manufacturing process to be used cut various type of material economically. The width of AWJC or kerf width is affected by Abrasive flow rate, cutting speed and stand of distance as well as the work-piece material. In this present work AWJC of stainless steel AISI 316L 2mm thickness has been investigated. Design of experiment was implemented by to applying the full factorial design method. In this work to relate the top kerf width and bottom kerf width and the above process parameters. Mathematical models were developed to evaluate the relationship between the process parameters and the top and bottom kerf width. Also, process parameters effects on the edge quality have been defined. Finally, the numerical optimization has been used to found the optimal AWJC conditions at which the highest edge quality like top and bottom kerf width can be achieved.