Assessment of Optimal Drilling Parameter for Bamboo Filler Reinforced Epoxy Composite
Publication Type:Conference Proceedings
Source:10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, Volume ISBN 978-961-286-057-8, p.101-111 (2017)
Keywords:Department of Mechanical Engineering
With the increasing use of structure made of composite materials, eco-friendly reinforced composite materials gained great interest of research. For joining of structures made of composite materials in various applications drilling process plays a pivotal role. An experimental study into the drilling behavior of bamboo filler reinforced epoxy composites has been carried out considering various percentage of bamboo filler. The drilling operation has been conducted on radial drilling machine using HSS twist drill bit. The drill diameter, spindle speed, and bamboo filler content were selected as the input parameters and thrust force as the response parameter. The experimental results show that thrust force increases with the increase in drill diameter and spindle speed on thrust force is found insignificant. It is also seen that the thrust force increases up to 7.5% filler, after that, decreases. Regression analysis has been performed to develop mathematical model for calculation of thrust force.