Methodology for the Study of the Quality of CFRP Dry Drilling Based on Macrogeometrical and Dimensional Deviations

  1. Salguero, J. 1
  2. Fernandez-Vidal, S. R. 1
  3. Mayuet, P. 1
  4. Vazquez-Martinez, J. M. 1
  5. Alvarez, M. 1
  6. Marcos, M. 1
  1. 1 Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design Department, University of Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain.
World Journal of Engineering and Technology

ISSN: 2331-4222 2331-4249

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 04

Issue: 03

Pages: 200-205

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4236/WJET.2016.43D024 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Commonly, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) aerospace elements need to be machined (drilling) for subsequent assembly operations, mainly riveting, taking a critical importance the quality requirements of the holes. Some of the adjustment defects that can be produced during the dry drilling of CFRP are related to macrogeometrical (diameter, D, and cylindricity, DC) deviations. This paper reports on the results of a study of the influence of the cutting parameters V (cutting speed) and f (feedrate) on the D and DC deviations in the dry drilling of CFRP. A particular procedure based on plastic hole replicas has been performed. Diameters deviations were acceptable in all the cases studied. Because of this, DC is the controlling factor for accepting the drilled holes. In the studied range, lowest cutting speeds and highest feedrates have allowed obtaining the minimum cylindricity deviation.

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