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Drilling of carbon fibre reinforced plastic composites

Shyha, Islam Saad Elsayed Mohamed (2010)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Following an extensive literature survey focusing on the machinability of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP), three main phases of experimental work were undertaken to evaluate the drilling of CFRP and associated stack materials. Phase 1 and 2 involved small diameter holes (1.5 mm) in thin CFRP laminates (3 mm thick) while Phase 3 addressed the feasibility of one-shot drilling (6.35 mm diameter holes) in multilayer workpiece stacks comprising titanium, CFRP and aluminium. Machinability was assessed in terms of tool life/wear, force/torque, hole size and geometrical accuracy, workpiece surface integrity and chip morphology.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Soo, Sein Leung and Aspinwall, David K.
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Mechanical Engineering
Subjects:TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
TS Manufactures
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1353
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