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Investigation of hole quality in drilled Ti/CFRP/Ti laminates using CO2 laser

Kumar, D and Gururaja, S (2020) Investigation of hole quality in drilled Ti/CFRP/Ti laminates using CO2 laser. In: Optics and Laser Technology, 126 .

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optlastec.2020.106130


The machinability of titanium (Ti) and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) (Ti/CFRP/Ti) laminates using CO2 laser is presented in this work. The effect of line energy and laser frequency on output responses such as heat affected zone (HAZ), taper angle (TA), metal composite interface (MCI) damage, surface roughness, dross height, and circularity were investigated. Line energy - the most influential parameter - demonstrated a threshold behavior; no drilling was observed below a certain line energy. Scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), micro-computed tomography (μ-CT), and other imaging techniques were used to establish a correlation between laser parameters and CO2 laser machined damage in Ti/CFRP/Ti laminates. The results show that using a higher frequency and lower line energy can significantly improve the hole quality. However, dross free holes with minimum taper can be obtained using higher line energy. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Optics and Laser Technology
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Carbon dioxide; Carbon dioxide lasers; Carbon fiber reinforced plastics; Computerized tomography; Drilling; Heat affected zone; Infill drilling; Laminates; Laser damage; Microhardness; Plastic laminates; Scanning electron microscopy; Surface roughness; Tantalum, Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP); Circularity; CO2-laser; Damage factor; Dross height; Microcomputed tomography; Scanning Acoustic Microscopy; Threshold behavior, Titanium compounds
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 10:24
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 10:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/64625

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