Master of Science
Materials Science and Engineering
Wood, John D.
The physical and mechanical properties of the electrodes were varied by alloying, mechanical working, and heat treatments to evaluate the material property effects on electrode (tool) wear in the electrical discharge machining process. A distinct relationship between the volumetric wear ratio and the cohesive energy of the workpiece material was found when a palladium tool was used. This relationship is presented along with subsequent test results to illustrate the feasibility of employing RDM for the determination of the cohesive energy of metallic alloys.
Price, Ernest, "A metallurgical approach to electrical discharge machining phenomena" (1965). Theses and Dissertations. 3387.