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A Review of Jet Assisted Rock Cutting.

Authors
Hood-M; Knight-GC; Thimons-ED
Source
Trans Asme 1992 May; 114:196-206
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011252
Abstract
High-volume, low-pressure water jets have been employed for erosion of loosely consolidated rocks for centuries, and this excavation method finds application in specialized circumstances even today. The use of high-pressure, low-volume water jets for rock cutting is more recent and was made possible by the development of high- pressure water pumps. Despite the benefits often claimed for these systems, high-pressure water jets still have not found widespread application. This paper reviews the various methods that have been employed using water jets to break rock, focusing on jet-assisted cutting, which seems closest to commercial development.
Publication Date
19920501
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1992
Identifying No.
OP 121-92
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Trans. ASME, V. 114, May 1992, PP. 196-206
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