Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 187–200 | Cite as

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

  • Surinder Kumar Gill
  • Meenu Gupta
  • P. S. Satsangi
Research Article


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.


unidirectional glass fiber reinforced plastics (UD-GFRP) composites machining cutting forces (tangential feed and radial force) ANOVA regression modeling carbide tool (K10) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Surinder Kumar Gill
    • 1
  • Meenu Gupta
    • 1
  • P. S. Satsangi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyKurukshetraIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPEC University of TechnologyChandigarhIndia

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