An Experimental Study of the Effects of Coolant Fluid on Surface Roughness in Turning Operation for Brass Alloy


The effect of different cutting fluids on surface roughness of brass alloy workpiece during turning operation was carried out in this research. This was performed with different cutting speed,while other cutting parameters had been regarded as constants(feeding rate , and depth of cut). Surface roughness of machined parts that will be tested by electronic surface roughness tester .The results show that the standard coolant gives the best values of surface roughness for fixed cutting speed ,followed by sun flower oil that has approximately the same effect, while the air stream as a coolant gave unsatisfied results for the evaluation of surface roughness. In the other hand the best values of surface roughness were recorded for maximum cutting speed with all other types of cutting fluids.