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Effect of abrasive water jet machining parameters on aramid fibre reinforced plastics composite

Azhari , Mohd Azmir and Khan, Ahsan Ali and Abdullah, Rahmah (2009) Effect of abrasive water jet machining parameters on aramid fibre reinforced plastics composite. International Journal of Material Forming, 2 (1). pp. 37-44. ISSN 1960-6214 (O), 1960-6206 (P)

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Abstract This paper presents a study on the effect of abrasive water jet machining (AWJM) process parameters on surface roughness (Ra) and kerf taper ratio (TR) of aramid fibre reinforced plastics (AFRP) composite. Taguchi’s design of experiment was used as the experimental approach. Through analysis of variance (ANOVA), it was found that the traverse rate was considered to be the most significant factor in both Ra and TR quality criteria. Ra and TR were reduced as increasing the hydraulic pressure and reducing the standoff distance and traverse rate. However, there was no clear pattern for abrasive mass flow rate on both Ra and TR. Therefore, it was confirmed that increasing the kinetic energy of water jet may produce a better quality of cuts. Mathematical models were also developed using multiple linear regression analysis to predict the performance of Ra and TR in terms of AWJM process parameters. Considerably, the models are useful in predicting Ra and TR in AWJM of AFRP laminate as shown in present study.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3129/7696
Uncontrolled Keywords: AWJM, AFRP, Taguchi's method, ANOVA
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ahsan Ali Khan
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 16:35
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 16:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7696

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