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Danila Pietrow

Project Title: Process Monitoring during Abrasive Waterjet Machining

Academic Supervisor: Prof. Patrick Fairclough

AMRC Supervisor: Dr Kevin Kerrigan

Industry Sponsor: AMRC

The accuracy of the abrasive waterjet (AWJ) needs to be improved to bring the process closer to a finishing operation for CFRP machining rather than predominantly roughing operations. For this to happen, tool path compensation based on tool wear monitoring needs to be developed.

My research will build on the understanding of how wear develops within the waterjet nozzle and will provide a framework for monitoring the wear online.

This EngD offers me the opportunity to progress skills I am interested in while conducting valuable research. Being a keen learner interested in data science and machine learning the EngD and my personal interests go hand in hand.