A study on the surface grinding of 2D C/SiC composites

  • Qiong Liu
  • Guoqin Huang
  • Xipeng Xu
  • Congfu Fang
  • Changcai Cui


This paper aims at studying the machinability of 2D C/SiC composite with 0°/90° woven carbon fibers using a resin bond diamond grinding wheel. The effects of grinding parameters on the grinding force, force ratio, specific grinding energy, surface topography, surface roughness, and grinding chips were investigated. And the grinding mechanism of the 2D C/SiC composite was discussed by analyzing the chip components and material removal characteristics. The results indicate that the grinding force and surface roughness increase with the increase of feeding speed and depth of cut, while decrease with the increase of wheel speed. The force ratio F n /F t and the specific grinding energy of 2D C/SiC composite were lower than those of conventional ceramics under the defined experimental conditions. Additionally, the grinding chips were composed of carbon powder, carbon fiber fragments, and SiC matrix debris. It can be deduced that the dominant removal mechanism of the 2D C/SiC composite was brittle fracture mode during grinding process.


C/SiC composite Grinding forces Surface roughness Material removal mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiong Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guoqin Huang
    • 1
  • Xipeng Xu
    • 1
  • Congfu Fang
    • 1
  • Changcai Cui
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Manufacturing EngineeringHuaqiao UniversityXiamenChina
  2. 2.School of Material Science and EngineeringFujian University of TechnologyFuzhouChina

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