Optimization of Cutting Forces and Surface Roughness for Turning Process of Glass Fiber Fein forced Polymer (GFRP) using Taguchi Method
Amit Moray1, Preeti Singh2

1Amit Moray, Asst. Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Women Institute of Technology, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
2Preeti Singh, Asst. Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Lovely Professional University, Jalandar, Punjab, India.
Manuscript received on July 01, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on July 04, 2015. | Manuscript published on July 25, 2015. | PP:24-28 | Volume-3 Issue-9, July 2015. | Retrieval Number: I1011073915

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Abstract: Machining Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) is different in many aspects from machining metals. FRPs are inhomogenous materials that consists of distinctly different phases. The reinforcement fibres are strong and brittle while the polymer matrix is ductile and weak. This paper deals with the study of machinability of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) composite tubes. The experiment were conducted on a DRO pioneer -175 lathe machine using three different cutting tool: Cemented Carbide, Cubic Boron Nitride(CBN), Poly-Crystalline Diamond(PCD). The experiments were conducted according to Taguchi’s Design of Experiments L9 orthogonal array. The cutting parameters considered were cutting speed, feed rate and depth of cut. The results were measured in terms of cutting forces and surface roughness.
Keywords: ANOVA, GFRP composite material, cutting force and surface roughness.