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Machining of Polymer Composites


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jamal Ahmad
    Pages 1-35
  3. Jamal Y. Sheikh-Ahmad
    Pages 37-62
  4. Jamal Y. Sheikh-Ahmad
    Pages 63-110
  5. Jamal Y. Sheikh-Ahmad
    Pages 111-141
  6. Jamal Y. Sheikh-Ahmad
    Pages 143-235
  7. Jamal Y. Sheikh-Ahmad
    Pages 237-291
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 309-315

About this book


Machining of Polymer Composites is an indispensable reference/source book for process design, tool and production engineers in composite manufacturing and can be used as a textbook for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in manufacturing and mechanical engineering.

Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples, Jamal Ahmad provides the reader with a comprehensive scientific treatment of the theory of machining as it applies to fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRP), including:

  • Mechanics of chip formation and the critical influence of composite architecture on chip formation mode, cutting forces and surface quality

  • The phenomena of tool wear and an analysis of tool materials and tool wear mechanisms in machining of FRP composites

  • Machinability of FRP composites by traditional and nontraditional methods including turning, milling, drilling, abrasive, abrasive waterjet and laser machining

  • The issue of health and safety in machining FRP composites

Machining of Polymer Composites is a must have book for practicing mechanical, manufacturing and production engineers, project managers and shop floor technicians





machining materials mechanics polymer polymer matrix composites process design reinforced fiber safety tooling

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From the reviews:

"This book covers the theoretical foundation and practical aspects of machining of polymer composites with quality and innovation in seven chapters. … The present book can be used for final undergraduate engineering course … or as a subject on manufacturing of composite materials at the postgraduate level. … this book can serve as a useful reference for academics, manufacturing researchers, mechanical, materials and manufacturing engineers, professional in related industries with composite manufacturing." (J. Paulo Davim, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, Vol. 6 (3/4), 2009)