A Fundamental Test for Parameter Evaluation
The use of high pressure water as a tool to cut and mine material is becoming more common. However, there is no good model to predict the required performance of a jet system. In order to develop a standard method of evaluating projected performance, a specialized piece of equipment has been developed. A short series of traversing tests is used to identify the operational parameters for the jets to effectively cut the material. From this experimental series it is possible to define a system for effectively removing material, and to determine a production rate for a given waterjet system. The operation of the system is demonstrated using an example. -Authors
D. A. Summers and J. G. Blaine, "A Fundamental Test for Parameter Evaluation," Geomechanics 93. Proc. conference, Ostrava, 1993, Geomechanics 1993, Jan 1994.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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