USE OF ELECTRON BEAM GUN FOR HARD ROCK EXCAVATION

BECAUSE OF ALIGNMENT PROBLEMS, OUTPUT POWER OF THE ELECTRON BEAM GUN (EBG), NOT FUNDED BY THE CONTRACT, HAS BEEN RESTRICTED TO ABOUT 12 KW. INSTALLATION OF BEAM POSITION SENSORS AND A CLOSED-LOOP BEAM POSITIONING SYSTEM SHOULD PERMIT CONTINUOUS OPERATION AT THE DESIRED 36-KW LEVEL. THERMAL STRESS CALCULATIONS OF THE SECOND QUARTERLY REPORT HAVE BEEN REPEATED FOR A REDUCED THERMAL DIFFUSIVITY. THE RESULTS ARE SIMILAR EXCEPT THAT THE WIDTH OF THE STRESSED REGION IS REDUCED BY 15 TO 20 PERCENT. COMPUTER PLOTS OF THE PROBABILITY DENSITY SHOW THE POINTS AT WHICH CRACKS ARE MOST LIKELY TO START. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Westinghouse Building
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15222
  • Authors:
    • Nixon, D R
    • Schumacher, B W
  • Publication Date: 1971-10-30

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  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: o 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Quar Tech R
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1973 12:00AM