This study uses thermodynamic frame work to conceptualize the energy used in a manufacturing process. High amount of energy consumed per unit material removed in traditional process has formed the base for developing new technologies while, optimizing the traditional method is often neglected. The main focus has been on product quality while the efficiency of energy per material removal has taken a back step. The study covers turning operation and characterizes the energy consumption by varying the machining parameters. With a steep increase in energy prices, a major part of machining cost is due to the energy consumed. Therefore we take this opportunity to perform exergy analysis to identify conditions where resources are lost and thereby arrive at optimum conditions where the process can run at higher efficiency and reduced cost.
P. Raghuram, Balaji, K., Karthik S, Hari Haran R, Siva Sankar P, and Vimal P, “Optimization of Machining Parameters In Turning Process Using Exergy Analysis”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol. 10, pp. 29907-29916., 2015.