Electrochemical discharge machining of particulate reinforced metal matrix composites

J. W. Liu, Tai Man Yue

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This chapter begins with a brief description of the principle and the characteristics of the electrochemical discharge machining (ECDM) process, and its advantages in shaping particulate reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) are highlighted. The design and operation scheme of the ECDM equipment are then given. The chapter goes on to discuss single-factor experiments and the orthogonal analyses that were performed to determine how significant the effects of the various machining parameters on material removal rate (MRR) are. Recognizing that the final machined surface quality is also a critical measure that needs to be evaluated, a study on the effects of machining parameters on surface roughness is included.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMachining Technology for Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780857090300
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011


  • Composites
  • Electrochemical discharge machining
  • Material removal
  • Surface roughness
  • Voltage waveform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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