Optimization of Drilling Parameters on Delamination Based on Taguchi Method in Drilling of Natural Fiber Reinforced (Agave) Composite
K. S. K. Sasikumar

K. S. K. Sasikumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundruai, Erode-638052, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on 23 March 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 March 2015 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2015 | PP: 53-55 | Volume-4 Issue-1, March 2015 | Retrieval Number: A1361034115©BEIESP
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Abstract: Agave is the one of the abundantly available plant in India. The wide application of agave reinforced composite plate necessitate the joining of two plates together. For making such joint drilling of those plates is required. Drilling of natural fiber composites is different from the other metals because of its mechanical properties. The major problem faced in drilling of theses natural fiber composites was delamination of the fiber. This paper studies the effect of the input parameters such as cutting speed and feed and Drill diameter on the delamination induced during drilling. Taghuchi method is used for minimizing delamination induced due to input parameters .This study revealed that the input parameters such as cutting speed and feed rate both are influential in on the delamination. ANOVA is carried out to find the influencing parameters.
Keyword: Rilling, Taghuchi, Agave, NFRP, Composite

Scope of the Article: Composite Materials