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2022, Vol.17, Issue.2

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Cover Story (Teng GAO, Yanbin ZHANG, Changhe LI, Yiqi WANG, Yun CHEN, Qinglong AN, Song ZHANG, Hao Nan LI, Huajun CAO, Hafiz Muhammad ALI, Zongming ZHOU, Shubham SHARMA. Front. Mech. Eng., 2022, 17(2): 24)
Fiber-reinforced composites are the preferred material in the fields of aviation and aerospace. The composite components are manufactured by near net-shape and only require finishing operations including milling and grinding to achieve final dimensional and assembly tolerances. Nevertheless, these materials are difficult-to-machine with laminated, anisotropic, and heterogeneous nature. As undesirable results and challenging breakthroughs, the surface damage and integrity is a research hotspot with essential engineering significance. This review summarizes an up-to-date progress of damage formation mechanisms and suppression strategies in milling and grinding for fiber-reinforced composites. First, the formation mechanisms of milling damage (delamination, burr, and tear) are analyzed. And, the grinding mechanisms, covering material removal mechanism, thermal mechanical behavior, surface integrity, and damage are discussed. Then, suppression strategies are reviewed systematically from the aspects of ultrasonic vibration-assisted machining, cryogenic cooling, minimum quantity lubrication, and tool optimization design. Finally, research gaps and future exploration directions are prospected, giving researchers opportunity to deepen specific aspects and explore new area for achieving high precision surface machining of fiber-reinforced composites. 

Contents Volume 17 · Issue 2 · 2022. Pages 15-53 15 articles

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Development of an analytical model to estimate the churning losses in high-speed axial piston pumps

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-021-0671-1

Abstract 128 PDF 58

Thermal analysis of lubricated three-dimensional contact bodies considering interface roughness

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0672-8

Abstract 93 PDF 52

A new automatic convolutional neural network based on deep reinforcement learning for fault diagnosis

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0673-7

Abstract 108 PDF 74

Meshing stiffness property and meshing status simulation of harmonic drive under transmission loading

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0674-6

Abstract 79 PDF 39

Deviation correction strategy for the earth pressure balance shield based on shield–soil interactions

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0676-4

Abstract 75 PDF 39

Subsurface damage pattern and formation mechanism of monocrystalline -GaO in grinding process

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0677-3

Abstract 78 PDF 42

Design and modeling of a novel soft parallel robot driven by endoskeleton pneumatic artificial muscles

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0678-2

Abstract 86 PDF 40

Formation mechanism and modeling of surface waviness in incremental sheet forming

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0679-1

Abstract 82 PDF 50

Fiber-reinforced composites in milling and grinding: machining bottlenecks and advanced strategies

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0680-8

Abstract 101 PDF 54

General closed-form inverse kinematics for arbitrary three-joint subproblems based on the product of exponential model

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2,   Pages 25- doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0681-7

Abstract 67 PDF 54

Tribological study on the surface modification of metal-on-polymer bioimplants

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0682-6

Abstract 51 PDF 46

Robust isogeometric topology optimization for piezoelectric actuators with uniform manufacturability

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2,   Pages 27- doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0683-5

Abstract 65 PDF 56

Review of human–robot coordination control for rehabilitation based on motor function evaluation

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2,   Pages 28- doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0684-4

Abstract 109 PDF 67

Erratum to: Bending and vibration of a discontinuous beam with a curvic coupling under different axial forces

Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, doi:10.1007/s11465-022-0709-z

Abstract 75 PDF 52