Abrasive Waterjet Cutting through 40 mm Munitions Casing
Since its commercialization in the 1980s, the high pressure abrasive waterjet (AWJ) has become a tool widely used in many industries. To take advantage of the machining features offered by AWJ, this technology was quickly adopted in demilitarization. Separation of the munitions components is required for recycling of materials and can be quickly and safely achieved by cutting through the munitions casing. In this paper, approaches for optimizing abrasive cutting through 40 mm munitions are presented. A prototype of a dedicated cutting system is described and the parameters for its use are discussed.
G. Galecki et al., "Abrasive Waterjet Cutting through 40 mm Munitions Casing," Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Water Jetting: Advances and Future Needs (2004, Mainz, Germany), pp. 395-402, BHR Group, Sep 2004.
17th International Conference on Water Jetting: Advances and Future Needs (2004: Sept. 7-9, Mainz, Germany)
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Abrasive Waterjets; Demilitarization; Munitions; Openly Burned; Fluid engineering
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
Article - Conference proceedings
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