Computer simulation and characteristic analysis of electrode fluctuation in wire electric discharge machining

Z. N. Guo, Tai Man Yue, T. C. Lee, W. S. Lau

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In wire electric discharge machining, the vibration of the wire electrode has a significant influence on the performance and stability of the machining process. A method of computer simulation has been adopted in this paper to study the vibration of the wire electrode under the action of successive discharges, by which the effect of wire fluctuation on the distribution of the discharge points is also analysed. The result shows that the discharge points can be distributed much more evenly along the span of the wire when an optimum condition is reached between discharge energy, discharge frequency, wire tension and wire span. Under such a condition, it is possible that the hazard of wire breaking can be avoided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-581
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2003


  • Computer simulation
  • Vibration
  • Wire electric discharge machining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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