Rotary ultrasonic machining of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer: feasibility study

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Show simple item record Feng, Q. Cong, W. L. Pei, Zhijian J. Ren, C. Z. 2012-11-12T17:16:45Z 2012-11-12T17:16:45Z 2012-11-12
dc.description.abstract Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) has been widely used in aircraft components, automotive parts, and sporting goods. Hole machining is the most frequently employed operation of secondary machining for fiber-reinforced composites. However, challenges (delamination, splintering, burr, short tool life, low machining precision, and low surface quality) still remain for their widespread applications. Rotary ultrasonic machining (RUM) is a non-conventional machining process that has been used to drill holes in composite materials. However, it has not been used to drill this type of CFRP. In this article, RUM is introduced into drilling holes in this type of CFRP for the first time. The feasibility to machine carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy using RUM is investigated experimentally. Chips, edge chipping, surface roughness, tool wear, and thrust force were measured. Effects of RUM process variables (rotation speed, vibration amplitude, and feedrate) on thrust force and surface roughness were studied. Results showed that RUM could be used to drill holes in CFRP with high productivity and low tool wear. A better surface was produced by higher rotation speed and lower feed rate. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Machining Science and Technology: An International Journal, 16(3), 380-398. Machining Science and Technology is available online at: en_US
dc.subject Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer en_US
dc.subject Drilling en_US
dc.subject Force en_US
dc.subject Rotary ultrasonic machining en_US
dc.subject Surface roughness en_US
dc.subject Tool wear en_US
dc.title Rotary ultrasonic machining of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer: feasibility study en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1080/10910344.2012.698962 en_US
dc.citation.epage 398 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Machining Science and Technology: An International Journal en_US
dc.citation.spage 380 en_US
dc.citation.volume 16 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid zpei en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid weilong en_US

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