Electrochemical Machining of Curved Long Flowpath Profiles
Under long flowpath conditions the properties of the electrolyte can change significantly in the direction of flow, causing profile deviations between the profiles of the tool and workpiece. Gap changes resulting from electrolyte conductivity variations are examined for plain parallel electrodes and predicted accurately using a computer technique. The method is adapted successfully for the case of curved electrodes by the inclusion of cos θ effects.
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