Al2O3 Nanofluids: An Experimental Study for MQL Grinding

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  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, AESCOET, Pune – 411046, Maharashtra ,IN
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, BSCOER, Pune – 411021, Maharashtra ,IN
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, MMM COE, Karvenagar, Pune – 411052, Maharashtra ,IN
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, DYPIOT, Pimpri, Pune – 411018, Maharashtra ,IN
  • Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra, Mumbai – 400001, Maharashtra ,IN



Al2O3 G Ratio, MQL Grinding, Nanofluids, Surface Finish


In the course of grinding, conventional grinding fluid is frequently utilised, which leads to excessive consumption and negative environmental effects. MQL, or minimum quantity lubrication, is a possible replacement for traditional dry and fluid coolant application. It is well known that the MQL grinding process's effectiveness depends on the lubricating and cooling capabilities of fluid. A water-based Al2O3 nanofluid was used in this work to grind materials due to its outstanding convective heat transfer and thermal conductivity qualities. Hardened steel's grinding properties are examined and contrasted with those of MQL grinding done in wet, dry, and pure water. Al2O3 nanofluid MQL grinding using water dramatically lower the grinding temperatures, minimise grinding forces, and enhance the ground surface finish.


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Patil, P., Kardekar, N., Yadav, R., Kurhade, A., & Kamble, D. (2023). Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> Nanofluids: An Experimental Study for MQL Grinding. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 71(12), 2751–2756.



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