The influence of tyre tip geometry on the design of disc cutter arrays

Experiments have been undertaken to study the effect of changes in tip radius on the performance of cutters operating in both the unrelieved and relieved cutting modes. Predicted force values obtained from a simple mathematical model have been found to correlate well with the experimental results. Finally the impact on tunnelling machine design of introducing these discs is discussed.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 48-52
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 78/10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01440468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0858251019
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:59PM