This paper presents a comparison of experimental results and a fuzzy rule based system model for calculating the cutting force in the turning operation. A full bridge dynamometer was used to measure the cutting forces over the mild steel work piece and Cemented Carbide Insert tool for different combinations of cutting velocity, feed rate and depth of cut. The rake angle, approach angle and nose radius of the cutting tool insert is kept constant throughout the experiment. This fuzzy model consists of 27 rules and Mamdani Max-min inference mechanism was used. The Taguchi designs of experiments were used to determine the number of experiments. Also, an attempt had been made to analyze the influence of the parameters using the regression analysis which yields a maximum error of 3.214% at the time of prediction which was smaller. The experiments are planned based on Taguchi's design and the measured cutting forces were compared with the predicted forces in order to validate the feasibility of the proposed design. The percentage contribution of each process parameter had been analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Experimental results were compared with the regression analysis and predicted fuzzy model. The difference between experimental and predicted results was obtained as around 98.84%.
T. Mohanraj, S., S., Thangarasu, S. K., and Pravien, D. S., “Prediction of Cutting Force in Turning Process: An Experimental and Fuzzy Approach”, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 1785-1793, 2015.