Numerical and experimental investigations on temperature distribution of plain-woven aramid fiber-reinforced plastics composites with low-mild spindle velocities

  • Yong-Jie Bao
  • Wei Hao
  • Hang Gao
  • Xue-Shu Liu
  • Yi-Qi WangEmail author


Temperature distribution of plain-woven aramid fiber-reinforced plastics (AFRP) composites was investigated by numerical and experimental methods for their drilling process with low-mild spindle velocities. A three-dimensional (3-D) numerical model was proposed for predicting the temperature distribution. Drilling experiments were carried out to verify the proposed numerical model and investigate the thermal damages with low-mild spindle velocities. The accuracy of the proposed numerical model was acceptable with less than 8% relative errors compared with experimental results. Cutting heat easily accumulated even the AFRP composites were drilled with low-mild spindle velocities for their poor thermal conductivity. Temperature distributions presented a rounded diamond shape, which diagonal direction was consistent with the fiber direction. With the high heat accumulation, although the drilled hole wall was damaged by the high temperature, carbonation phenomenon was not serious for the low spindle velocity drilling. For the mild spindle velocity drilling case, a serious carbonation phenomenon had been observed, and the heat-affected layer in the hole wall was about 0.3 mm.


Plain-woven AFRP composites Temperature distribution Drilling Low-mild spindle velocity 


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Funding information

This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) [grant numbers 51475073, 51375068, 51605076]; the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Project) [grant number 2014CB046504]; and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities [grant number DUT16QY01].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-Jie Bao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wei Hao
    • 2
  • Hang Gao
    • 2
  • Xue-Shu Liu
    • 2
  • Yi-Qi Wang
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Engineering Training CenterDalian University of TechnologyDalianThe People’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-Traditional Machining Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Mechanical EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianThe People’s Republic of China

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