Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Manufacturing Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Alley Butler

Second Advisor

Dr. Anil Srivastava

Third Advisor

Dr. Douglas Timmer


Carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) is gaining wide acceptance in areas including sports, aerospace and automobile industry . Because of its superior mechanical qualities and lower weight than metals, it needs effective and efficient machining methods. In this study, the relationship between the cutting parameters (Speed, Feed, Depth of Cut) and response parameters (Vibration, Surface Finish, Cutting Force and Tool Wear) are investigated for CFRP composite. For machining of CFRP, CNC turning operation with coated carbide tool is used. An ANFIS model with two MISO system has been developed to predict the tool wear and surface finish. Speed, feed, depth of cut, vibration and cutting force have been used as input parameters and tool wear and surface finish have been used as output parameter. Three sets of cutting parameter have been used to gather the data points for continuous turning of CFRP composite. The model merged fuzzy inference modeling with artificial neural network learning abilities, and a set of rules is constructed directly from experimental data. However, Design of Experiments (DOE) confirmation of this experiment fails because of multi-collinearity problem in the dataset and insufficient experimental data points to predict the tool wear and surface roughness effectively using ANFIS methodology. Therefore, the result of this experiment do not provide a proper representation, and result in a failure to conform to a correct DOE approach.


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