Doctoral Dissertations


A fuzzy logic based predictor model for disc cutter chip production rate


"The main objective of this research was to develop a disc cutter chip production rate predictor model by using fuzzy logic. The performance of three different disc cutters (wide, narrow, long bladed narrow) was assessed on a linear rock cutting machine used to limit the fundamental relationships governing chip weights for Joachim Limestone and Roubidoux Sandstone. An accurate and reliable prediction of the disc cutter chip production rate was derived using chip weights, cut length, cut speed, cutting forces, spacing and penetration, which are elements critical to successful planning and execution of mechanical tunneling projects"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Gertsch, Leslie S.

Committee Member(s)

Drain, David
Saperstein, Lee W.
Summers, David A.
Grayson, R. Larry


Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mining Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2009


xviii, 211 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 199-210).


© 2009 Oyku Selimoglu, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fuzzy logic -- Industrial applications
Fuzzy logic
Mining machinery -- Cutter bars
Mining machinery

Thesis Number

T 9518

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