Fundamental Study into the Mechanics of Material Removal in Rock Cutting

Aresh, Balaji (2012) Fundamental Study into the Mechanics of Material Removal in Rock Cutting. Doctoral thesis, Northumbria University.

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The objective of this work was to understand the mechanics of material removal during rock cutting. The exact nature of the failure of the rock material at the tool tip was investigated using a single cutting tooth test rig coupled with high speed photography, for various rock-like specimens. Linear cutting tests were performed using a tungsten carbide tipped orthogonal cutting tool with three different rake angles on low and high strength simulated rocks. Statistical analysis together with high speed video analysis were supported by numerical simulation, performed using a commercially available code called ELFEN; a hybrid finite-discrete element software package.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fracture, finite-discrete elements, specific energy, high speed video, ELFEN
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
University Services > Graduate School > Doctor of Philosophy
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 11:47
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:49

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