Parametric Optimization of Face Milling Using Harmony Search Algorithm
Maulik B. Nagarchi,  Prof. Dhaval A. Patel
Harmony Search (HS) Algorithm is used to determine the optimum cutting parameters for face-milling. In this work, an attempt is made to determine the optimum value of machining parameters i.e depth of cut, speed and feed rate are obtained for the improvement in the surface roughness with objective to minimize the total production cost. The research work of considering actual constraints such as allowable speed, feed rate, surface finish, tool life with the help of experiments on Vertical Machining Centre (DNM 500) for a specific( Plastic composite ) material GFRP ( Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic ). The results obtained from Harmony Search Algorithm are validated with the help of Genetic Algorithm ( GA ). HSA has given optimum solution with higher accuracy and efficiency in comparison with GA.
Keywords- Milling, Optimization, Harmony search algorithm, Genetic algorithm, cost minimization.
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Maulik B. Nagarchi,  Prof. Dhaval A. Patel,   "Parametric Optimization of Face Milling Using Harmony Search Algorithm"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.2, Issue 2, pp.1722-1729, June 2014, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1402072.pdf