Ceramic matrix composites of type C/SiC with superior properties have got increasing importance in many fields of industry, especially in the aerospace area. Rotary ultrasonic machining is a high-efficiency processing technology for these advanced materials. However, due to the inhomogeneity and anisotropy of these composites, the machining process is still challenging to achieve desired result due to the lack of understanding and control of material removal mechanism. In this paper, the maximum depth of penetration by diamond abrasives in workpiece material is proposed to quantify the material removal modes. A model of maximum depth of penetration for rotary ultrasonic face machining (RUFM) was developed based on the indentation theory. An experimental RUFM of C/SiC was carried out, and it revealed that the material removal mechanism transited from ductile mode to brittle fracture mode with the decrease of cutting speed. Similar transition was observed with the increase of feed rate and cutting depth. By comparing the measured cutting force with simulation, a critical depth of penetration for the cutting mechanism transition was defined at about 4 μm. The processed surface topography was studied, and the transition of material removal modes was identified by the sudden change of the 3D surface roughness map at the critical penetration depth. Thus, the maximum depth of penetration model developed in this paper can be applied to identify the ductile or brittle fracture removal mode in RUFM of C/SiC using the cutting parameters. This allows controlling the material removal mechanism to achieve desired machining efficiency and quality.
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 14, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera