Consideration in the Development of a Water Jet Cutting Head
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.
C. R. Barker and D. A. Summers, "Consideration in the Development of a Water Jet Cutting Head," Proceedings of the 18th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Jan 1977.
18th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
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