ISSN: 1304-7191 | E-ISSN: 1304-7205
A Review on the Recent Investigation Trends in Abrasive Waterjet Cutting and Turning of Hybrid Composites
1Isparta Applied Sciences University, Mechanical Eng. Department, ISPARTA
2Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing Department, ISTANBUL
Sigma J Eng Nat Sci 2019; 37(3): 989-1016
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Cutting with abrasive water jet is an effective method for many engineering materials. Owing to its ability providing close tolerances and dimensional accuracy as well as cutting of extremely hard materials, total using rate of abrasive water jet cutting (AWJC) in the industry rises day by day. In addition to cutting, turning of the many industrial materials can be turned into the practice with abrasive waterjet turning (AWJT) technology. In recent years, AWJC and AWJT become considerably popular cases in the machining of hybrid composite materials which consist of at least two unlike reinforcements and researches about this subject increase rapidly in order to elucidate process details and influences of input parameters. Water pressure, traverse speed, abrasive flow rate, standoff distance and abrasive particle mesh size are the most prominent parameters of the process. In this paper, abrasive waterjet cutting/turning applicability of hybrid composites was reviewed and an initiative was done to rake together the newest surveys published in the technical literature. Our purpose is to achieve detailed overview for AWJC/AWJT of hybrid composites and to emphasize feasibility of the AWJC/AWJT for them and to discuss future real application possibilities of the method.