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Temperature distribution in copper electrode during electrical discharge machining process

Abdulkareem, Suleiman and Khan, Ahsan Ali and Shah, Qasim Hussain and Konneh, Mohamed (2017) Temperature distribution in copper electrode during electrical discharge machining process. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 9 (1). pp. 39-43. ISSN 2229-838X

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This paper reports on a new method used to estimate the spark radius in the gap during electrical discharge machining (EDM). This method combines the heat flux and energy equations of the copper electrode. The energy partition between workpiece and electrode (tool) due to EDM process was estimated using the ratio of thermal conductivity of the workpiece to that of the electrode. Using the energy partition between the electrode and the workpiece, temperature distribution in the electrode was established and Gaussian heat distribution was used to analyze the energy released from a single spark. The energy released due to a single spark was used to calculate the fraction of energy received by the electrode based on its thermal conductivity. The 3-D temperature distribution in the electrode was carried out using ANSYS version 11.0 and the estimated temperature of the electrode from a single spark was validated by thermal diffusivity of the electrode material. The difference of 6% was recorded between the simulated and calculated temperatures of the copper electrode. Based on the achieved percentage error, the simulated temperature on the copper electrode can be accepted as EDM process.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3129/56409
Uncontrolled Keywords: EDM process; Heat flux; Spark radius; Temperature distribution; Thermal conductivity
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ahsan Ali Khan
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 18:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56409

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