Title

Abrasive Waterjet Cutting through 40 mm Munitions Casing

Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

17th International Conference on Water Jetting: Advances and Future Needs (2004: Sept. 7-9, Mainz, Germany)

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Second Department

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Abrasive Waterjets; Demilitarization; Munitions; Openly Burned; Fluid engineering

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

1855980592

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 BHR Group, All rights reserved.

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