Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 187–200

Prediction of cutting forces in machining of unidirectional glass fiber reinforced plastics composite

Authors

    • Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology
  • Meenu Gupta
    • Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology
  • P. S. Satsangi
    • Department of Mechanical EngineeringPEC University of Technology
Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11465-013-0262-x

Cite this article as:
Gill, S.K., Gupta, M. & Satsangi, P.S. Front. Mech. Eng. (2013) 8: 187. doi:10.1007/s11465-013-0262-x

Abstract

Machining of plastic materials has become increasingly important in any engineering industry subsequently the prediction of cutting forces. Forces quality has greater influence on components, which are coming in contact with each other. So it becomes necessary to measure and study machined forces and its behavior. In this research work, experimental investigations are conducted to determine the effects of cutting conditions and tool geometry on the cutting forces in the turning of the unidirectional glass fiber reinforced plastics (UD-GFRP) composites. In this experimental study, carbide tool (K10) having different tool nose radius and tool rake angle is used. Experiments are conducted based on the established Taguchi’s technique L18 orthogonal array on a lathe machine. It is found that the depth of cut is the cutting parameter, which has greater influence on cutting forces. The effect of the tool nose radius and tool rake angles on the cutting forces are also considerably significant. Based on statistical analysis, multiple regression model for cutting forces is derived with satisfactory coefficient (R2). This model proved to be highly preferment for predicting cutting forces.

Keywords

unidirectional glass fiber reinforced plastics (UD-GFRP) compositesmachiningcutting forces (tangentialfeed and radial force)ANOVAregression modelingcarbide tool (K10)
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