—Electrical Discharge/Spark Machining process is
one of the advanced machining processes that can machine the
various complex shapes from all conductor and semiconductor
materials. Wide and diverse applications of spark
micromachining process in microfabrication and micro to nano
miniaturization tendency is promising application of spark
nanomachining process in nanofabrication. Spark
nanomachining process is a thermal machining process in
which thermal energy produced by electric sparks is used for
machining. Therefore, thermal modeling of the spark
nanomachining process is very important for accurate
understanding of the process and its better application in
nanotechnology. In this study, thermal model of workpiece in
the spark nanomachining process has been developed. The
impact of variables of the spark nanomachining process on
temperature distribution in the workpiece and dimensions of
the machined nano-craters were analyzed.
—Electrical discharge / spark machining, spark
nanomachining, heat transfer, thermal modeling.
Gh. Tahmasebi Pour is with the Faculty of New Sciences and
Technologies, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (e-mail: tahmasebipour@
Y. Tahmasebi Pour and M. Ghoreishi are with the Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Gh. Tahmasebi Pour, Y. Tahmasebi Pour, and M. Ghoreishi, "Thermal Model of the Electro-Spark Nanomachining Process," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 56-59, 2014.