Current research trends in abrasive waterjet machining of fiber reinforced composites

D. K. Kalla, B. Zhang, R. Asmatulu, P. S. Dhanasekaran

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Abstract

The use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in the aircraft and automotive industries exponentially. Reinforced fibers which are abrasive in nature make it hard to machine by the traditional machining. Dissipation of heat into workpiece which in turn results in enhanced cutting tool wear and damage to the workpiece is the common problems faced in traditional machining of FRP's. Nontraditional machining is favorable to reduce these issues. Abrasive waterjet machining (AWJM) is one of the best choices for machining FRP's. Development in AWJM of FRP's and the current research in this field will be discussed in details. Machining process of FRP's, quality dependents such as surface finish and variable cutting parameters will be addressed. One of main issues in AWJM "noise" due to high flow rate of water jet will be addressed. The importance of human safety aspects when AWJM is employed will be highlighted. Limitations and challenges in AWJM are presented elaborately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Non Conventional Materials Processing Technologies
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages37-42
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783037853573
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event4th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, MESIC 2011 - Cadiz, Spain
Duration: Sep 21 2011Sep 23 2011

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume713
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Other

Other4th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, MESIC 2011
CountrySpain
CityCadiz
Period9/21/119/23/11

Keywords

  • Abrasive water jet machining
  • Delamination
  • FRP
  • Kerf width

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    Kalla, D. K., Zhang, B., Asmatulu, R., & Dhanasekaran, P. S. (2012). Current research trends in abrasive waterjet machining of fiber reinforced composites. In Advances in Non Conventional Materials Processing Technologies (pp. 37-42). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 713). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.713.37