Water Jets Offer Precise Cutting
The development and application of high pressure water jet cutting of rock for underground excavation are discussed. The potential of this technique for hydropower applications is stressed. Two recent case studies are presented which illustrate the benefits of water jet cutting. These are excavation of 2000m³ of dolomite, chert and clay to complete and extend an underground museum at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St Louis, USA, and construction of a carved, decorative granite arch.
D. A. Summers, "Water Jets Offer Precise Cutting," International Water Power and Dam Construction, IPC Electrical, Jan 1999.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Cutting; Excavator; Rock Cutting; Tunneling; Water Jet
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