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Effects of nano organoclay and wax on the machining temperature and mechanical properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP)

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El-Ghaoui, Khalid, Chatelain, Jean-François, Ouellet-Plamondon, Claudiane et Mathieu, Ronan. 2019. « Effects of nano organoclay and wax on the machining temperature and mechanical properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) ». Journal of Composites Science, vol. 3, nº 3.

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Abstract

Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) are appreciated for their high mechanical properties and lightness. Due to their heterogeneous nature, CFRP machining remains delicate. Damages are caused on the material and early tool wear occurs. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of fillers on CFRP machinability and mechanical behavior. CFRP laminates were fabricated by the vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process, using a modified epoxy resin. Three fillers (organoclay, hydrocarbon wax, and wetting agent) were mixed with the resin prior to the laminate infusion. Milling tests were performed with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tools, equipped with thermocouples on their teeth. Machinability was then studied through the cutting temperatures and forces. Tensile, flexural, and short-beam tests were carried out on all samples to investigate the effects of fillers on mechanical properties. Fillers, especially wax, allowed us to observe an improvement in machinability. The best improvement was observed with 1% wax and 2% organoclay, which allowed a significant decrease in the cutting forces and the temperatures, and no deteriorations were seen on mechanical properties. These results demonstrate that upgrades to CFRP machining through the addition of nanoclays and wax is a path to explore.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
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Chatelain, Jean-François
Ouellet-Plamondon, Claudiane
Affiliation: Génie mécanique, Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 18:03
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 19:01
URI: https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/20983

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