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Machining Composite Materials

Edited by J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL

ISBN: 9781848211704

Publication Date: November 2009   Hardback   288 pp.

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In recent years, the application of composite materials has increased in various areas of science and technology due to their special properties, namely for use in the aircraft, automotive, defence, aerospace and other advanced industries. Machining composite materials is quite a complex task owing to its heterogenity, and to the fact that reinforcements are extremely abrasive. In modern engineering, high demands are placed on components made of composites in relation to their dimensional precision as well as their surface quality. Due to these potential applications, there is a great need to understand the questions associated with machining composite materials.
This book aims to provide the fundamentals and the recent advances in the machining of composite materials (polymers, metals and ceramics) for modern manufacturing engineering. The three parts of the book cover the machining of polymeric, metal and ceramic matrix composites.
This book can be used as a text book for the final year of an undergraduate engineering course or for those studying machining/composites at the postgraduate level. It can also serve as a useful work of reference for academics, manufacturing and materials researchers, manufacturing and mechanical engineers, and professionals in composite technology and related industries.


1. Mechanics and modeling of machining polymer matrix composites reinforced by long fibers, L. Zhang.
2. Machinabilty aspects of polymer matrix composites,F. Girot, L. N. Lopez de Lacalle, A. Lamikiz, D. Iliescu and E. Gutiérrez.
3. Drilling technology, A. M. Abrao, J.C. Campos Rubio, P. E. Faria and J. P. Davim.
4. Abrasive water jet machining of composites, F. Cénac, F.Collombet, M. Déléris and R. Zitoune.
5. Machining Metal Matrix composites, A. Pramanik and L. Zhang.
6. Machining Ceramic Matrix composites, M. J. Jackson and T. Novakov.

About the Authors

J. Paulo Davim is Aggregate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal and is Head of MACTRIB (Machining and Tribology Research Group). His main research interests include machining/manufacturing processes and tribology/surface engineering.


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