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A review on the effect of mechanical drilling on polymer nanocomposites.

Starost, Kristof; Njuguna, James

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Kristof Starost



Abstract

Over the past decade, polymer nanocomposites have undergone intensive research and development ensued by its increasing implementation within commercial applications. Consequently, the full life-cycle performance and any health risks associated with these materials have become of major interest. Throughout its use, a nanocomposite will undergo industrial machining where drilling can lead to material damage and/or exposure to the potentially toxic nanoparticles. This study assesses the existing and perspective research on nanocomposite drilling. Currently, although considerable amount of studies have investigated machining on conventional composite materials, there is a lack in knowledge on the effect of drilling on nanocomposites. The data underlines the various drilling parameters that will affect and influence the damage to the material and nano-sized particles released. Importantly, previous studies have identified potential mechanical damage caused by drilling and the release-ability of toxic nanoparticles from nanocomposites. It is therefore crucial to develop a full understanding and characterization on the effect of drilling on polymer nanocomposites.

Citation

STAROST, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2014. A review on the effect of mechanical drilling on polymer nanocomposites. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 64(1), Article 012031. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012031

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 4, 2014
Online Publication Date Aug 22, 2014
Publication Date Dec 31, 2014
Deposit Date Dec 16, 2014
Publicly Available Date Dec 16, 2014
Journal IOP conference series: materials science and engineering
Print ISSN 1757-8981
Electronic ISSN 1757-899X
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 64
Issue 1
Article Number 012031
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012031
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1104

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