Numerical Simulation of Temperature Field and Experimental Verification during Micro-Detonation of Arc Strike Machining
A theoretical model of heat transfer for Si3N4 ceramics during micro-detonation of arc strike machining was established. Based on finite element theory, the temperature of Si3N4 ceramics during micro-detonation of arc strike machining was simulated with the aid of COMSOL Multiphysics software, combined with the actual processing, the width and depth of crater impacted by micro-detonation were calculated. The simulation results show that the highest temperature of Si3N4 ceramics is over 12100 °C in a given processing parameters, while the high-temperature zone is quite small; the material removal rate with the increase of pulse width and electricity increases, with the increase of the nozzle radius first increases and then decreases; the diameter to depth ratio with the increase of pulse width and electricity decreases, with the increase of nozzle radius increases. The data gained from the simulation is proved to be accordant with the data gained from experiments.
X. L. Tian et al., "Numerical Simulation of Temperature Field and Experimental Verification during Micro-Detonation of Arc Strike Machining", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 314-316, pp. 661-666, 2011