Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 1555–1561 | Cite as

Influence of magnetorheological elastomer on tool vibration and cutting performance during boring of hardened AISI4340 steel

  • G. Lawrance
  • P. Sam PaulEmail author
  • X. Ajay Vasanth
  • A. S. Varadarajan
  • E. Daniel


During boring process, tool vibration is a major concern due to its overhanging length, which results in high cutting force, poor surface finish, and increase in tool wear. To suppress tool vibration and improve cutting performance, a novel technique in rheological fluid was designed and developed. In this work, a magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) was developed, and parameters, such as piston location, current intensity, and coil winding direction, were considered. Cutting experiments were conducted to obtain a set of parameters that can efficiently control vibration during boring of hardened AISI 4340 steel. Taguchi method was used to optimize the cutting condition, and findings show that the cutting tool embedded with the MRE reduced tool vibration and effectively increased cutting performance.


Tool vibration Magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) Hard boring Surface finish Cutting force 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lawrance
    • 1
  • P. Sam Paul
    • 1
    Email author
  • X. Ajay Vasanth
    • 1
  • A. S. Varadarajan
    • 2
  • E. Daniel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKarunya Institute of Technology and SciencesCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMES College of EngineeringKuttippuramIndia

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