Numerical Simulation of Three-Dimensional Cathode Flow Field of ECM for Inner-Wall Rectangle Weight-Reduction Blind Groove
In order to design the flow field of the NC-Electrochemical Machining (NC-ECM), a three-dimensional physical model of the flow passage is constructed based on the characteristic of the fluid flow, and three-dimensional flow field simulation is conducted with the applications of the Reynolds time-averaged Navier-Stokes equations and standard k- turbulence numerical model, velocity vectors on workpiece surface are calculated respectively based upon the three cathode outlet slots under the steady electrochemical machining condition. The present analysis show that electrolyte insufficiency appeared on workpiece surface for initial cathode flow field, and the experiment results verified the correctness of numerical simulation.
Guozhong Chai, Congda Lu and Donghui Wen
J. M. Wu "Numerical Simulation of Three-Dimensional Cathode Flow Field of ECM for Inner-Wall Rectangle Weight-Reduction Blind Groove", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 102-104, pp. 321-325, 2010