Drilling of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Composites: Parametric Appraisal and Multi Response Optimization

Singh , Abhishek (2015) Drilling of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Composites: Parametric Appraisal and Multi Response Optimization. MTech thesis.



In today’s scenario, composite like Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) is a standout amongst the most alluring and profitable material among all the designing materials. The reason for using these composite laminates is their superior properties and their influential application in aerospace industries, aircraft structural components, and others. The present learning about machining of GFRP composites is in a moving stage for its ideal usage in different fields of uses in the monetary perspective. Hence, the hypothetical mechanics have ended up overwhelming in this field to attain to completely mechanized substantial scale assembling cycles. Composites fluctuate in their machining direct as a consequence of their mechanical and physical properties that basically depend on upon the kind of fiber, content of fiber, alignment of fiber, and inconsistency in the matrix material. The very common operation for the assembly of components made up of GFRP is using rivets and joints. To join components by rivets and joints the basic requirements is good quality holes, for which drilling operation is performed. Drilling of GFRP by the conventional methods is a complicated machining process, to achieve good quality hole, as glass fibers are used in the material. Likewise, composite overlays are viewed as difficult to machine materials. Drilling process is highly depended on the cutting parameters (i.e. Feed, Speed, and Drill Diameter), tool geometry, instrument and workpiece material, delamination along with torque and thrust force. Optimization is done to get the nominal measures for all parameters. The drilling parameters like spindle speed and feed rate are improved by considering various performance qualities, such as surface roughness of the workpiece, delamination occurred while drill along with thrust force. Understanding the machining behavior of the work-piece results in vi least waste and defects. To evaluate thrust force and torque, motionless and active analysis of the work-piece is done. Multi-response optimization is termed as a process of opting the best suitable alternative among all the options available. Optimization of machining parameters is done to improve the product quality, as well as its productivity. In this perspective, an attempt has been made to develop a vigorous approach for the optimization of multiple responses in GFRP composite drilling. For persistent quality change and logged off quality control, strategy of experimentation has been chosen in light of Taguchi’s orthogonal configuration along with shifting procedure control constraints like, spindle speed, feed and drill diameter. A utility concept incorporated with Taguchi’s reasoning has been proposed for giving possible intends to the important accumulation of more than one objective functions into an equal single execution index.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:GFRP, Drilling, Multi-Response Optimization, Taguchi, Utility Concept.
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Production Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:6796
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:29 Dec 2015 15:28
Last Modified:29 Dec 2015 15:28
Supervisor(s):Datta, S

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