Tunnel Boring Technology. Disk Cutter Experiments in Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks.
Morrell-RJ; Bruce-WE; Larson-DA
NTIS: PB 193 982 :32 pages
Disk-cutter experiments were performed on five rock types ranging in compressive strength from 9,000 psi to 27,000 psi. A specially constructed testing machine called a linear-cutter apparatus (lca) was designed to load and traverse a free-rolling disk cutter across a sawed rock surface. The lca was instrumented to measure the vertical and horizontal forces acting on the cutter during the run. The ability of disk cutters to fragment rock was determined for both 60-degree and 90-degree cutting-edge angles, and relationships and regression equations were developed to predict cutter performance based on rock physical properties and applied forces.
IH; Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 193 982