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    Volume 18, Issue 2 (April 1996)

    Hydrodynamic Machining of Fiber-Reinforced Composites

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation aimed at studying the applicability of waterjet machining to reinforced plastics. Representative samples of plastics over a wide range of matrices and fibers of various thicknesses were chosen. The machined samples were studied under a scanning electron microscope (SEM) for surface characteristics. Some samples were measured for roughness using a stylus profilometer and later non-contact laser holography for confirmation. The SEM study revealed that under conditions of excessive cutting speed, high stand-off distance, low water pressure, small nozzle diameter, which are considered nonoptimum, the surfaces displayed signs of fiber debonding, pull-out, matrix chipping, and delamination. Roughness readings revealed that surface quality improves with larger-diameter nozzles and at low machining speeds.


    Author Information:

    Chelikani, S
    Research assistant, Yale University, New Haven, CT

    Kalpakjian, S
    Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL


    Stock #: CTR10523J

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10523J

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    Title Hydrodynamic Machining of Fiber-Reinforced Composites
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D30