Study of a Thermal Energy Method of Removal of Surface Irregularities

  • W. E. George
  • J. A. McGeough
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Abstract

Studies of a thermal energy method for removing surface irregularities from components have been performed. The process which is also known as thermal deburring, relies on the combustion of oxygen and a fuel gas under pressure in order to effect metal removal. An experimental apparatus for studying the effects of the process variables is described. Observed effects of gas pressure and specimen size upon the rate and mode of metal removal are discussed in the light of combustion effects, gas flame front speed and gas ignition conditions.

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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. E. George
    • 1
  • J. A. McGeough
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering, Marischal CollegeUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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