A comparative study on the use of laser beam and abrasive water jet in hole making process of woven laminated GFRP

A comparative study on the use of laser beam and abrasive water jet in hole making process of woven laminated GFRP

Hussein Mohammad Ali

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Abstract. In the manufacturing process, the designed part will be presented in a drawing with all dimensions normally given within a certain range of tolerances. The tolerance defines the limits of induced deviation for which allowance should be made in the design, and within which actual size is acceptable. In laser and abrasive water jet cutting, dimensional accuracy is one of the important parameters to define the quality of produced part. The aim of the present work is to compare experimentally the influence of cutting parameters on dimensional accuracy and strength of hole making in GFRP by using (LBM) and (AWJM) cutting technologies. Full factorial design was used as a statistical method to study the effects of control parameters on the response variables. The results show that abrasive water jet cutting gives a less out of roundness in cutting hole diameter, less reduction in strength and large difference between upper and lower diameter compared to the laser cutting technology of hole making in the type of the GFRP composite material used in the present work.

AWJ, CO2 Laser, Dimensional Accuracy, Strength

Published online 8/10/2023, 15 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Hussein Mohammad Ali, A comparative study on the use of laser beam and abrasive water jet in hole making process of woven laminated GFRP, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 31, pp 212-226, 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644902592-23

The article was published as article 23 of the book Advanced Topics in Mechanics of Materials, Structures and Construction

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