An Advanced Research Review On Abrasive Water Jet Machining

  • Mr.David Raju Kalavakuri, Dr. Eshwara Prasad Koorapati


Abrasive water jet machining (AWJM) is one of the advanced and modern machining process used for difficult to cut materials. It is an environment friendly and relatively inexpensive process with reasonably high material removal rate. The abrasive waterjet machining has become one of the prominent manufacturing technologies in a small period of time. This paper reviews the research work carried out from the inception to the development of AWJM within the previous decade. There are several parameters influencing the performance of abrasive water jet machining. Important process parameters which mainly affect the quality of cutting are traverse speed, hydraulic pressure, abrasive flow rate, standoff distance, and abrasive type, work material. Material removal rate (MRR) and surface roughness (Ra), taper of cut, width of cut are outputs of AWJM. This review paper mainly focuses on the areas of research works performed on experiments, modeling, optimization, Analysis and other hybrid processes related with AWJM. ThisĀ  paper also reveals the future scope of work and possibilities of developing new techniques in this field.