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Title: Damage-Free Hole Making in Fiber-Reinforced Composites: An Innovative Tool Design Approach
Authors: Debnath K.
Sisodia M.
Kumar A.
Singh I.
Published in: Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Abstract: Drilling is an inevitable machining technique that facilitates the assembly of composite parts. Drilling with the traditional tools causes significant damage to the composite parts. The forces that are produced during drilling are mostly accountable for the damage or rejection of the parts. Therefore, the main aim of the present investigation is to reduce the forces and subsequent damage that is induced during drilling operation. Thus, new tool geometry has been conceptualized, designed, developed, and implemented to investigate the drilling behavior of sisal-epoxy and nettle-epoxy laminates. A comparative analysis has been made to compare the performance of the developed tool with the widely used twist drill. The performance has been compared based on the forces and associated drilling-induced damage. It was found that the developed tool geometry gives better results than the traditional twist drill in terms of minimization of forces and damage as well. © 2016, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Citation: Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2016), 31(10): 1400-1408
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Inc.
Keywords: Composites
ISSN: 10426914
Author Scopus IDs: 56387038200
Author Affiliations: Debnath, K., Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Meghalaya, Shillong, India
Sisodia, M., Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India
Kumar, A., Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India
Singh, I., Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Debnath, K.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT MeghalayaIndia; email:
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