ABRASIVE WATERJET MACHINING

 
Abrasive Waterjet Machining Cover Abrasive Waterjet Machining of Engineering Materials
by Jun Wang ISBN:0-87849-918-0
(Vol 19 of Materials Science Foundations, ISSN=1422-3597 )
Illus. 104 pages.
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Here is a practical book and good overview of a highly adaptable machining technology, its limitations and capabilities edited by Jun Wang, an accomplished researcher with considerable reputation in abrasives technology and abrasive waterjet in particular. This book brings together scientific and practical approaches to understanding abrasive waterjet applications for both advanced and conventional materials. In this book you will find mathematics for engineers and tool designers as well as a discussion of what works and what doesn’t work that a manager or shop foreman could easily understand. Typical is a discussion of striations, a characteristic familiar to anyone who has handled a piece of material with a contour cut by waterjet. Wang discusses opinions about causes of striations and studies that support one viewpoint or another as well as what it means in practical applications. For a small company working with a waterjet system, this is an easy-to-read source that will help to understand the characteristics of an abrasive waterjet, one of the fasting growing machining technologies in manufacturing. As a technical publication Mr. Wang’s book is a reasonably priced publication with ample references for those who want to explore waterjet machining in depth.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction by Jun Wang p3
Abrasive Waterjet Systems
Characteristics
Applications
Fundamentals of AWJ Machining by Jun Wang p8
Material Removal Mechanisms
Kerf Characteristics
Mathematical Models
Characteristics of Abrasive Waterjet by Jun Wang p27
CDF Model Formation
Results and Discussion
AWJ Cutting of Typical Engineering Materials by Jun Wang p35
AWJ Cutting of Metallic Coated Sheet Steesl
AWU Cutting of Industrial Ceramics
AWH Cutting of Polymer Matrix Composites
AWJ Contouring by Jun Wang p67
Experiments
Analysis of Kerf Characteristics
The Formation Mechanisms of Surface Striations by Jun Wang p74
Striation Formation Due to Inherent Characteristics
Striation Formation Due to Jet Dynamics and Energy Dissipation
Striation Formation Due to System Vibration
Concluding Remarks
Techniques for Enhancing the Cutting Performance by Jun Wang p82
Forward Angling the Jet
Controlled Nozzle Oscillation
Multipass Cutting Operation
Concluding Remarkts
References p98


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