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Title: Fundamental study into the mechanics of material removal in rock cutting
Author: Aresh, Balaji
Awarding Body: Northumbria University
Current Institution: Northumbria University
Date of Award: 2012
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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.
Supervisor: Daadbin, Ali Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: H300 Mechanical Engineering