Infrared temperature measurement and increasing infrared measurement accuracy in the context of machining process
Production Engineering Institute
Place of Publication
School of Engineering
One of the major challenges in the machining process is measuring the temperature accurately which has a considerable importance in calibrating finite element models and investigating thermodynamic of machining process. In the present paper, one of the effective methods for measuring temperature in the machining processes - i.e. infrared imaging - is used and effective parameters which increase measurement accuracy are investigated. One of the most effective parameter in the temperature measurement accuracy of infrared imaging is extracting and calibrating the emissivity coefficient for different temperature ranges. The obtained results show that the lack of precision calibration of the emissivity for different temperature ranges may cause high error in the measurement results. To measure temperature, several experiments are performed for turning a thin walled workpiece which is made of aluminium alloy Al-7075 and the effects of the machining parameters and tool material - polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and cemented carbide - are studied. Based on the achieved results, it can be concluded that the generated temperature in the cutting area can be decreased significantly by using PCD tools and selecting appropriate machining parameters.