Analysis of Electric Field of Pulse Electrochemical Finishing of Shaped Cathode on Gears
Gear’s pulse electrochemical finishing (PECF) technology by shaped electrodes based on the numeral control technology, which controls gear dividing device and feed movement, is put forwards. Based on numerical simulation, electrochemical reaction region is dispersed. According to gear tooth profile and negative electrode surface equations, boundary conditions are inferred. The numerical simulation of the electric potential distribution in the calculation region has been shown. Under the optimized parameters, a mirror-like surface of gear teeth could be gained by PECF. The results show PECF can fulfill the advantages in the finishing some special gears with hard teeth.
X. B. Zhai "Analysis of Electric Field of Pulse Electrochemical Finishing of Shaped Cathode on Gears", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 677, pp. 207-210, 2013