Modelling of Cutting Fibrous Composite Materials: Current Practice

F. Kahwash, I. Shyha (Corresponding Author), A. Maheri

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Using fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) is increasing across many industries. Although FRP are laid-up in the near-net shape, several cutting operations are necessary to meet quality and dimensional requirements. Modelling of cutting is essential to understand the physics of the cutting phenomena and to predict quality and cost of products. This paper aims at reviewing the current practice in modelling of cutting FRP including analytical, numerical, mechanistic and empirical approaches, with emphasis on analytical models of cutting forces and delamination. Processes detailed include orthogonal cutting, drilling, milling and turning. Finally, advances in machining of metal-composite stacks are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-57
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Early online date26 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd CIRP Global Web Conference on Production Engineering Research : Advancement beyond state of the art - University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 Jun 20145 Jun 2014


  • Fibre reinforced plastics
  • Analytical modelling
  • Cutting forces
  • Meshfree methods
  • Metal-composite stacks


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