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Title: A study about hole making in woven jute fabric-reinforced polymer composites
Authors: Yallew T.B.
Kumar, Pradeep
Singh, Inderdeep
Published in: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications
Abstract: The time has come for natural fibres to stand as potent substitutes for synthetic fibres in various industrial applications. Recently, jute fibre is being used as reinforcement material in the development of reinforced plastics for various engineering products. The production cycle of a composite product often necessitates certain degree of machining operations. Drilling is one of the most widely practised machining operation for making holes in composite laminates. Hole making is imperative to ascertain the assembly of intricate composite products. The literature available indicate that not much research work has been reported on the machining behaviour of jute fibre-reinforced polypropylene composites. Hence, in the present experimental endeavour, drilling of woven jute fabric-reinforced polypropylene composite has been performed. The effect of operating variables on thrust force and torque signals was investigated. Drilling-induced damage in the developed composite was quantified using stereo microscope. The experimental values indicate close relationship between the tool geometries and the delamination factor. SEM analysis was also conducted to understand the drilling behaviour and surface morphology of the drilled holes. Among the solid drills compared, parabolic drill reveals better cutting behaviour in terms of lower drilling forces and better quality of holes. This may be attributed to the better tool-work piece interaction in case of parabolic drill point geometry. © 2015 IMechE.
Citation: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (2016), 230(4): 888-898
URI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1464420715587750
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/10855
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Keywords: Composites
Delamination factor
Drilling force
Jute fibre
Polypropylene
ISSN: 14644207
Author Scopus IDs: 56505498600
55952759400
56375560400
Author Affiliations: Yallew, T.B., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, India
Kumar, P., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, India
Singh, I., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, India
Corresponding Author: Yallew, T.B.; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia; email: temesgenu11@gmail.com
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