International Journal of Advanced Materials Research
Articles Information
International Journal of Advanced Materials Research, Vol.1, No.2, May 2015, Pub. Date: May 20, 2015
Fractal Dimension Optimization of Electroless Ni-P-Cu Coatings Using Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm
Pages: 59-63 Views: 1520 Downloads: 564
Authors
[01] Supriyo Roy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
[02] Prasanta Sahoo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
Abstract
The paper describes an experimental study for determination of fractal dimension of electroless Ni-P-Cu coatings and its optimization using artificial bee colony algorithm. Experiments are conducted based on face centre cubic response surface methodology experimental design considering variation in three process parameters, namely concentration of nickel source solution, concentration of reducing agent and concentration of copper sulphate solution. The variation of fractal dimension with process parameters is studied. The optimum values of each coating process parameters are obtained from the analysis and the corresponding value of fractal dimension is also obtained. The surface morphology and composition of coatings are also studied with the help of scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersed x-ray analysis.
Keywords
Electroless, Ni-P-Cu, Fractal Dimension, Optimization, ABC Algorithm
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