Masters Theses

Abstract

"The design characteristics of equipment to thermally weaken and mechanically fragment hard rock were developed and the apparatus constructed. An initial investigation of thermo-mechanical fragmentation was conducted on Missouri red granite. The particles from the fragmentation tests were sized and this analysis was used in the Rittinger theory to calculate surface area breakage energy. It was found that the application of thermal energy could reduce the surface area breakage energy per unit volume of material removed by as much as 41 percent. The use of kerfs in the rock increased the amount of material removed and permitted larger particles to be chipped off. The use of flame jets as the source of thermal energy increased the difficulty of collecting the particles for analysis because of the high exhaust velocity"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Lehnhoff, T. F., 1939-

Committee Member(s)

Clark, George Bromley, 1912-
Muhlbauer, Karlheinz C., 1930-2008

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. Department of Defense

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

x, 49 pages

Geographic Coverage

Missouri

Rights

© 1971 Gary Earl Fenton, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Rocks -- Thermal properties
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Design and construction
Granite -- Missouri -- Testing

Thesis Number

T 2683

Print OCLC #

6038862

Electronic OCLC #

880379927

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