Acoustic Emission Signals in the Micro-EDM of PCD
The mechanism of fracture in micro-electrical discharge machining (-EDM) processes is related to the discharge pulses energy. This paper investigates the correlation of fractures and discharge pulses energy in the -EDM of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) to the acoustic emission (AE) signals. The evaluation of fracture mechanism was done by measuring the generation and propagation of elastic wave in single discharge pulse by using AE sensor. The results show a strong correlation between fractures and discharge pulses energy to the AE signals and mechanism of material removal in the -EDM processes.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
M. Mahardika et al., "Acoustic Emission Signals in the Micro-EDM of PCD", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 1181-1186, 2008