Pressure generated during pulse electrochemical machining

J. Kozak, K. P. Rajurkar

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Pulse electrochemical machining (PECM) provides an economical and effective method for machining high strength, heat-resistant materials into complex shapes such as turbine blades of titanium alloys. The dimensional accuracy of PECM can be improved if a small interelectrode gap is maintained. This paper presents an interelectrode gap model for estimating pulse pressure generated after pulse current switched on, and the subsequent dynamic loading on the electrodes during PECM. A specially built PECM cell and a high-speed data acquisition system are used to measurement of wave pressure for verification of estimated values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2001Nov 16 2001


Conference2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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