1st Edition

Machining of Nanocomposites

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ISBN 9780367620592
March 23, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
288 Pages 107 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Nanocomposites (both heterogeneous and anisotropic) are hard to machine due to their enhanced properties and there is a need to know about the problems associated with the machining of nanocomposites by various conventional as well as non-conventional machining operations. Machining of nanocomposites emphasizes on different fabrication methods to develop nanocomposites (polymers, metals, and ceramics) and different machining processes used in industries. Further, it describes issues and challenges including research trends associated with the same. It also evaluates mechanical and wear properties of the composites as well.


  • Covers manufacturing process of nanocomposites.
  • Includes conventional and non-conventional machining process and relevant applications.
  • Addresses effect of different nano-reinforcements on machinability.
  • Discusses usage of design of experiments and optimization technique to improve the machinability of nanocomposites.
  • Reviews challenges on machining of nanocomposites and its remedies.

This book aims at Researchers, Graduate students in Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Sciences including Composites, Nanotechnology, and Machining.                                                                 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Nanocomposites and Machining
1.1 Nanocomposites
1.2 Mixing/Blending of Nanofillers
1.3 Development of Nanocomposites
1.4 Machining of Nanocomposites

Chapter-2 Conventional Machining of Nano-composites
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Conventional Machining
2.3 Challenges and Future prospects of conventional machining

Chapter 3 Advanced Machining of Nano-Composites
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Advanced Machining
3.3 Challenges and future prospects of advanced machining

Chapter 4 Intelligent Machining of Nanocomposites
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Computational Techniques
4.3 Design of experiments
4.4 Multi-criterion machining optimization techniques
4.5 Inferences

Chapter 5 Sustainable Machining of Nanocomposites
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Environmental aspects
5.3 Social aspects
5.4 Economical aspects
5.4 Inferences


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Dr.Ramesh Kumar Nayak works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India. He graduated (M.Tech.) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 2005. He has sound exposure to industries and worked in reputed organizations such as General Motors India Technical Centre, Bangalore, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore, and DENSO International India Pvt. Limited, Gurgaon at different capacities. He has been working in developing composite materials and casting technology for the last 16 years. He teaches Polymer Engineering, Solidification and Casting, Composite Materials, and Corrosion Engineering to undergraduate and graduate scholars at MANIT, Bhopal. He has guided one PhD. and several M.Tech scholars in the area of Composite Materials. He has published his work in peer-review international journals, reference books, and book chapters and contributed the world literature in metallurgy and materials science. His passion is to work closely with industrial problems and develop new technology / processes to benefit society.

Dr. M. K. Pradhan, M. Tech (Mechanical Engineering, REC (Now NIT), Rourkela), and PhD (Engineering, NIT Rourkela ) is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (An Institute of National Importance). He has over 25 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing. His areas of teaching and research interest are, manufacturing, non-traditional machining, metrology, micromachining, MEMS, hybrid machining, Composites and process modelling and optimization. He has 75 + international Journal publications, 65+ technically edited papers, which were published in conference proceedings, edited two books, 5+ edited conference proceedings, 5+ journals as guest editor, 20+ book chapters. He is on the editorial board and review panel of 5+ International Journals of repute. He has been felicitated with many awards and honours. (Web of Science core collection (193 publications/h-index 16+, SCOPUS/h-index 12+, Google Scholar/h-index 18+). He is charted engineer, life fellow of IIPE and life member of ISTE, IACSIT, IAENG and MIE (I).

Dr Ashok Kumar Sahoo, Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Director, R&D (Technology), KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India has extensive teaching, research and administrative experience of 24 years. He has published more than 150 research articles with h-index 15 (Web of Science), h-index 20 (Scopus), h-index 23 (Google Scholar), i10-index 38 (Google Scholar) with 1290+ and 1710+ Scopus & Google Scholar Citations. Science Direct Top 25 Hottest Articles, Five sponsored research projects from DST, SERB and RPS, AICTE, New Delhi and Eight Patents are in his credit. He has supervised already 23 M.Tech & 08 PhD Thesis. He was the recipient of "Best Staff Award", KIIT University, "Highly Cited Research Award", Elsevier, Outstanding Reviewer award, Elsevier and reviewer board member in many reputed journals. He is actively engaged in research area of Sustainable Machining & Machinability of Advanced materials, Hard machining, MQL & Nanofluid assisted machining, Composite development & machinability, condition monitoring, Surface characterization and Thin film coatings (CVD & PVD) & modeling & optimization etc. He is a fellow of IE(I) and life member of IET (UK), ISTE & ISCA.