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Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

Front Mech Eng    2013, Vol. 8 Issue (3) : 319-332
Multi-objective optimization of process parameters in Electro-Discharge Diamond Face Grinding based on ANN-NSGA-II hybrid technique
Ravindra Nath YADAV1(), Vinod YADAVA1, G.K. SINGH1,2
1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad-211004, India; 2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Galgotias University, Gr. Noida, India
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The effective study of hybrid machining processes (HMPs), in terms of modeling and optimization has always been a challenge to the researchers. The combined approach of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm-II (NSGA-II) has attracted attention of researchers for modeling and optimization of the complex machining processes. In this paper, a hybrid machining process of Electrical Discharge Face Grinding (EDFG) and Diamond Face Grinding (DFG) named as Electrical Discharge Diamond face Grinding (EDDFG) have been studied using a hybrid methodology of ANN-NSGA-II. In this study, ANN has been used for modeling while NSGA-II is used to optimize the control parameters of the EDDFG process. For observations of input-output relations, the experiments were conducted on a self developed face grinding setup, which is attached with the ram of EDM machine. During experimentation, the wheel speed, pulse current, pulse on-time and duty factor are taken as input parameters while output parameters are material removal rate (MRR) and average surface roughness (Ra). The results have shown that the developed ANN model is capable to predict the output responses within the acceptable limit for a given set of input parameters. It has also been found that hybrid approach of ANN-NSGA-II gives a set of optimal solutions for getting appropriate value of outputs with multiple objectives.

Keywords hybrid machining processes (HMPs)      electrical discharge diamond grinding (EDDG)      artificial neural network (ANN)      genetic algorithm      modeling and optimization     
Corresponding Author(s): YADAV Ravindra Nath,   
Issue Date: 05 September 2013
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Ravindra Nath YADAV,Vinod YADAVA,G.K. SINGH. Multi-objective optimization of process parameters in Electro-Discharge Diamond Face Grinding based on ANN-NSGA-II hybrid technique[J]. Front Mech Eng, 2013, 8(3): 319-332.
Fig.1  Different configurations of EDDG process
Fig.2  EDDFG as combination of EDFG and DFG
Fig.3  Photographic view of EDDFG setup
Fig.4  Schematic diagram of EDDFG process
Type of abrasiveDiamond
Grit number80/100
GradeM (Medium)
Bonding materialBronze
Depth of abrasive5 mm
Wheel diameter30 mm
Tab.1  Detail of metal bonded grinding wheel
SymbolInput parametersValues
SWheel speed (RPM)700875105012251400
CPulse current (A)4681012
TPulse on-time (μs)4070100130160
DDuty factor0.470.550.630.710.79
Tab.2  Input parameters and their values
Experimental runsInput parameters and their valuesMRR (mm3/min)Ra (μm)
Tab.3  Experimental results at corresponding inputs
Experimental runsInput parameters and their valuesMRR (mm3/min)Ra (μm)
Tab.4  Experimental results with corresponding inputs for testing the network
Fig.5  Performance of single layer network with varying neurons
Fig.6  ANN (4-8-2) architecture
Fig.7  Training performance of (4-8-2) ANN architecture
Experimental runsExperimentalPredicted% Absolute error
MRR (mm3/min)Ra (μm)MRR (mm3/min)Ra (μm)MRRRa
Tab.5  Experimental and predicted values of MRR and
Fig.8  Comparison between experimental and predicted MRR
Fig.9  Comparison between experimental and predicted
Fig.10  Flow chart of ANN-NSGA-II approach
Fig.11  Effect of wheel speed on MRR and
Fig.12  Effect of pulse current on MRR and
Fig.13  Effect of pulse on-time on MRR and
Fig.14  Effect of duty factor on MRR and
Fig.15  Pareto optimal front
Sl. No.Wheel speed (RPM)Current (A)Pulse on-time (μm)Duty factorMRR (mm3/min)Ra (μm)
Tab.6  Optimal solution set and corresponding inputs-outputs
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