Modeling and analysis of force prediction in milling process of unidirectional fiber reinforced polymer composites

  • Haijin Wang
  • Huiyue DongEmail author
  • Yinglin Ke
  • Jie Sun


The cutting force is one of the main factors that influence the processing quality of fiber-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs). However, since the material removal mechanics of composites are quite different from those of metals, the cutting mechanisms of metals cannot be directly used for orthogonal cutting of composites. This paper aims to develop a novel force prediction model without the need to run any experiments. The deformation of fiber and the support of surrounding matrix are analyzed based on the minimum potential energy principle and the dynamic equilibrium. A force prediction model of FRP cutting is obtained for fiber orientations ranging from 0 to 90° + γ. The relevant experiments conducted showed the validity of the proposed model. The influence of rake angle and clearance angle on cutting force is analyzed.


Fiber reinforced polymer composites Fiber fracture Debonding Orthogonal cutting 


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The work was supported by the Major Research plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 91748204), the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2017M621917), and the Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation, China (ZR2017BEE027).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The State Key Lab of Fluid Power Transmission and Control, School of Mechanical EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringShandong UniversityJi’nanChina

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