Accession Number : ADA185382

Title :   The Mechanism of Electrical Erosion of Metals,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Mandel'shtam, S L ; Rayskiy, S M

PDF Url : ADA185382

Report Date : 23 Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : In certain forms of electrical discharge, in a condensed spark discharge, in particular, as we know, server damage occurs to both electrodes or one of them. This phenomenon, which has been given the name electrical erosion, plays an extremely harmful role in a number of practical applications of the discharge. It results in intense damage to high-voltage switches, relay contacts, sparkplugs of internal combustion engines and other discharge devices. At the same time, this phenomenon has come into extensive use recently for machining metals.

Descriptors :   *METALLURGY, *ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, *SPARK MACHINING, EROSION, ELECTRODES, VAPORIZATION, THERMAL DEGRADATION, METAL VAPORS, USSR, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, TRANSLATIONS

Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE