Flow Field Simulation and Experimental Study of Friction Aided Jet-Electro-Deposition Based on the Wireless Information Networks
By analysing the system of friction aided jet-electro-deposition, this research developed a simulate model of the flow field to simulate the velocity of the electroplating solution and investigate the influence of flow field on electro-deposition at different electrode gaps. Simulate Results indicated that velocity of the electroplating solution was high in areas affected by jet-electro-deposition. With increased electrode gap, the velocity of the electroplating solution on the cathode surface decreased gradually, but its velocity distribution became uneven. Analyses using scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy demonstrated that choosing an appropriate electrode gap could result in both a high, and a well-distributed, velocity profile conducive to the production of nickel films with fewer defects.
KeywordsJet-electro-deposition Flow field Friction Electrode gap Free particles
The work described in this paper was supported by the National Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51475235 and 51675272), Jiangsu Natural Science Foundation of China (No. BK20140194), Lianyungang Science and Technology Foundation of China (No. CG1608), Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Precision and Micro-manufacturing Technology of China, the 521 project of Lianyungang of China, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Large Engineering Equipment Detection and Control, China (No. JSKLEDC201309).
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