Novel Machining Configuration of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Using Wire Electric Discharge Machining (WEDM)

Arivazhagan Anbalagan, Anirudh Venugopal, Xavior M. Anthony, Ashwath Pazhani, Andre Batako

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Abstract

Advanced aerospace materials like Carbon Fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) contains heterogeneous and anisotropic material characteristics that does not exhibit sufficient toughness before failure. CFRP materials are recently replacing most of the modern applications like aerospace, space exploration and in various exotic engineering applications due to their outstanding strength to super lightweight properties. Manufacturing operations like cutting and machining the CFRP to the required shapes are most challenging aspects that are addressed in recent times. Aim of this research is to investigate the influence of CFRP orientation and layering pattern when machined using WEDM Machining process. As the material is extremely capable, and its heterogeneous structure makes them stand out from other conventional materials investigating its machinability using WEDM is vital. WEDM is extremely capable and could produce parts with intrinsic cuts and high precision. The various parameters involved with WEDM are carefully studied along with the novel metal-CFRP-metal sandwich configuration to machine and the CFRP samples are experimented with these parameters. The results obtained from the research are analyzed and the best suitable combinations of WEDM parameters are determined. To facilitate this, the cut samples are observed under a microscope to closely inspect the samples to discover which parameters had influenced the smoothness and quality of the cut the most.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems in Production Engineering and Maintenance III
EditorsAnna Burduk, Andre D.L. Batako, José Machado, Ryszrad Wyczółkowski, Ewa Dostatni, Izabela Rojek
PublisherSpringer
Pages16-24
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783031442827
ISBN (Print)9783031442810
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2023
Event4th International Conference on Intelligent Systems in Production Engineering and Maintenance, ISPEM 2023 - Wrocław, Poland
Duration: 13 Sept 202315 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Intelligent Systems in Production Engineering and Maintenance, ISPEM 2023
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityWrocław
Period13/09/2315/09/23

Keywords

  • Carbon Fibre reinforced composites (CFRP)
  • Novel machining configuration
  • Surface finish
  • Wire EDM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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