Date

1965

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Materials Science and Engineering

First Adviser

Wood, John D.

Abstract

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.

Comments

Former department name: Metallurgy and Materials Science

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