Effects of cutting parameters on drilling performance of carbon black-reinforced polymer composite


Uysal A.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART B-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE, vol.232, pp.1133-1142, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 232
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0954405416662084
  • Title of Journal : PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART B-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1133-1142

Abstract

Polymer composite materials can be produced by reinforcing carbon black, carbon fiber, graphite, graphene, metals and metal oxides, nanotubes, and so on. These types of composite materials can be employed in applications demanding electrical conductivity besides high specific strength and stiffness properties of polymer materials. In the literature, there is a lack of knowledge on the examination of drilling of particle-reinforced composite materials. In this study, drilling of pure polypropylene and carbon black-reinforced polypropylene composite material was investigated at different drill point angles, cutting speeds, and feeds. The cutting temperature of drill point and surface roughness of holes were examined. The experimental studies were designed by L-27 full-factorial design, and analysis of variance statistical method was performed. According to the results, cutting temperature increased and surface roughness decreased with the increase in the cutting speed and feed and decrease in the drill point angle.