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Linear Sine Wave Profiling to Machine Instability Targets

D. W. Schmidt, J. I. Martinez

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 70 / Number 2 / August-September 2016 / Pages 254-257

Technical Paper /

First Online Publication:July 11, 2016
Updated:August 9, 2016

Specialized machining processes and programming have been developed to deliver thin tin and copper Richtmyer-Meshkov instability targets that have different amplitude perturbations across the face of one 4-in.-diameter target. Typical targets have anywhere from two to five different regions of sine waves that have different amplitudes varying from 4 to 200 μm across the face of the target. The puck is composed of multiple rings that are zero press fit together and diamond turned to create a flat platform with a tolerance of 2 μm for the shock experiment. A custom software program was written in Labview to write the point-to-point program for the diamond-turning profiler through the X-Y-Z movements to cut the pure planar straight sine wave geometry. The software is optimized to push the profile of the whole part into the face while eliminating any unneeded passes that do not cut any material.

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