About this book
Machining of Polymer Composites is an indispensable reference/source book for process design, tool and production engineers in composite manufacturing and can be used as a textbook for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in manufacturing and mechanical engineering.
Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples, Jamal Ahmad provides the reader with a comprehensive scientific treatment of the theory of machining as it applies to fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRP), including:
- Mechanics of chip formation and the critical influence of composite architecture on chip formation mode, cutting forces and surface quality
- The phenomena of tool wear and an analysis of tool materials and tool wear mechanisms in machining of FRP composites
- Machinability of FRP composites by traditional and nontraditional methods including turning, milling, drilling, abrasive, abrasive waterjet and laser machining
- The issue of health and safety in machining FRP composites
Machining of Polymer Composites is a must have book for practicing mechanical, manufacturing and production engineers, project managers and shop floor technicians