Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1984, 49, 1267-1276

Sharpening of metal sheets during electrochemical polishing. Theory and experiments

Petr Novák and Ivo Roušar

Department of Inorganic Technology, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


The electrochemical polishing with simultaneous shape changes of anodes was studied. A theory was derived based on the knowledge of basic electrochemical parameters and the solution of the Laplace equation. To this purpose, the finite element method and the finite difference method with a double transformation of the inter-electrode region were employed. Only the former method proved well and can therefore be recommended for different geometries.