Computer modelling of electrochemical machining with rotating electrode

J. Kozak, L. Dabrowski, H. Osman, K. P. Rajurkar

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Electrochemical Machining with a rotating electrode (ECM-RE) is a simple, inexpensive, and efficient method of conducting ECM. ECM-RE may attain high machining rates and surface quality, but this is limited by the onset of electrical discharges within the gap between the tool and workpiece electrodes. This paper develops a mathematical model of the ECM-RE process and implements this model in a computer simulation. This simulation allows the user to choose a maximum practical tool feed rate for ECM-RE given the input parameters of inter-electrode gap size, pressure, and temperature. The computer simulation described here is useful to the researcher in ECM-RE as well as the industrial practitioner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-167
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Tech.
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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