Title

Consideration in the Development of a Water Jet Cutting Head

Abstract

Under contract to the U. S. Bureau of Mines the University of Missouri-Rolla is developing a long-wall water jet cutting head. This paper briefly describes the experimental program carried out with the first generation prototype head, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the head which were determined in these trials, and discusses the changes made in the design of the head to overcome these disadvantages. Among the advantages found for the cutting head were an increase in the potential output per minute horsepower over existing equipment, elimination of dust and the gas hazard in the vicinity of the mining machine, and a controllable increase in product size.

Meeting Name

18th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1977 American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), All rights reserved.

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