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Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 426718, 7 pages
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Research Article

Electrical Discharge Machining of Al (6351)-5% SiC-10% B4C Hybrid Composite: A Grey Relational Approach

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil 626126, India
2Physical Metallurgy Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603102, India

Received 26 February 2014; Accepted 2 May 2014; Published 13 May 2014

Academic Editor: Azah Mohamed

Copyright © 2014 S. Suresh Kumar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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