Simulation of Complex Curved Surface WEDM System Based on OpenGL
This paper introduces the characteristics and general laws of cutting complex curved surface by Wire-cut Electric Discharge Machining (WEDM) system. Taking the three-axle and double-rotating linkage system as an example, the universal mathematical model of polar coordinates is derived. Moreover, the simulation of WEDM system is introduced, which utilizing language Visual C++ and the three dimensional graph software OpenGL.This simulation method is helpful in improving machining quality and productivity of complex curved surfaces, and is fundation for establishing CAD/CAPP/CAM technology in WEDM.
Kai Cheng, Yingxue Yao and Liang Zhou
T. Wang and Z. K. Hu, "Simulation of Complex Curved Surface WEDM System Based on OpenGL", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 10-12, pp. 364-368, 2008