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Improvement of Flat Surfaces Quality of Aluminum Alloy 6061-O By a Proposed Trajectory of Ball Burnishing Tool

Ruba Alghazoul1, Almohanad Makki1, Magd Abdel Wahab2,3,*

Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Al Baath University, Homs, Syria.
Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, 03 Quang Trung, Da Nang, Vietnam.
Soete Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium.

*Corresponding Author: Magd Abdel Wahab. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2019, 61(2), 555-568.


Burnishing is a profitable process of surface finishing due to its ability to be automated, which makes burnishing method more desirable than other finishing methods. To obtain high surface finish, non-stop operation is required for CNC machine and we can attain that by choosing a suitable trajectory of the finishing tool. In other words, burnishing paths should be multidirectional rather than monotonic, in order to cover uniformly the surface. Indeed, the burnishing force is also a key parameter of the burnishing process because it determines the degree of plastic deformation, and that makes determining the optimum burnishing force an essential step of the burnishing process a success. Therefore, we consider the strategy of ball burnishing path and the burnishing force as variable parameters in this study. In this paper, we propose a new strategy of burnishing tool path with trochoid cycles that achieves a multidirectional burnishing of the surface according to various patterns. Taking into consideration the optimum burnishing force, to improve flat surface finish of AL6061-O samples by reducing the surface roughness parameter (Rz). Experiments carried out on 3-axis milling machine show that the proposed trochoidal path is more effective than the conventional one.


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R. Alghazoul, A. Makki and M. Abdel Wahab, "Improvement of flat surfaces quality of aluminum alloy 6061-o by a proposed trajectory of ball burnishing tool," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 61, no.2, pp. 555–568, 2019.

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