An Investigation of Thermal-Mechanical Fragmentation of Hard Rock
Based upon research using heat applied to the surface of rock and at the base of slots cut in the rock, it was determined that heat applied internally is markedly more effective in fracturing hard rock. Coiled wire resistance heaters proved effective
G. B. Clark et al., "An Investigation of Thermal-Mechanical Fragmentation of Hard Rock," Missouri University--Rolla. Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research, Jan 1973.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Arc Melting; Excavation; Fracture (Mechanics); Fragmentation; Heat; Heat Transfer; Igneous Rock; Numerical Analysis; Rapid Excavation; Rock Mechanics
Report - Technical
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