Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Three dimensional milling using an abrasive waterjet

Alternative Title

3 dimensional milling using an abrasive waterjet

Author

Shijin Zhang

Keywords and Phrases

Precision cutting

Abstract

"This dissertation focused on an investigation of metal milling using abrasive waterjet (AWJ) technology. After reviewing existing methods, a new tool named the Wobbler was tested. The test results showed that a very smooth milled surface could be achieved with this tool when it was operated with the proper parameters...However, the tests also showed that it was very difficult to accurately control the milling depth...Based on the results of these investigations, several empirical models, including the optimum abrasive flow rate (AFR) model, surface roughness prediction model and taper removal model, have been developed...As a result, a controlled cutting condition could be established, with the cut quality conforming to the aerospace industry and its customers"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Summers, David A.

Committee Member(s)

Liou, Frank W.
Landers, Robert G.
Gertsch, Leslie S.
Galecki, Greg

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri--Rolla. Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Program
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Pagination

xviii, 183 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 179-182).

Rights

© 2006 Shijin Zhang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Abrasives
Water jet cutting

Thesis Number

T 9000

Print OCLC #

166903045

Link to Catalog Record

Full-text not available: Request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5946354~S5

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