Title

Water Jets Offer Precise Cutting

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Cutting; Excavator; Rock Cutting; Tunneling; Water Jet

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1999 IPC Electrical, All rights reserved.

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