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Philosophical study on composites and their drilling techniques

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Biopolymers, Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials
EditorsVijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Pages239 – 280
ISBN (Electronic)2364-1886
ISBN (Print)2364-1878
Publication statusPublished - 2018


Due to the advancement in the properties, design and manufacturing of fibre-reinforced polymer composite materials, especially the natural or bio-based types, their wide applications have been significantly enhanced compared to the conventional materials (metals and alloys). With this trend, there is a strong interest and importance in understanding the machinability of these materials . Machinability of these materials depends, among other parameters, on properties of fibres and matrices, drilling conditions, parameters and techniques. Among the machining operations of these composites, drilling is the most crucial and common operation. Hence, this chapter focuses on better understanding of biocomposites and various composite conventional and non-conventional drilling techniques. The primary aim of this chapter, therefore, is to provide comparative analysis between conventional and non-conventional drilling of composite materials .


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