This volume contains papers presented at the 11th International Conference on Jet Cutting Technology, held at St. Andrews, Scotland, on 8-10 September 1992. Jetting techniques have been successfully applied for many years in the field of cleaning and descaling. Today, however, jet cutting is used in operations as diverse as removing cancerous growths from the human body, decommissioning sunsea installations and disabling explosive munitions. The diversity is reflected in the papers presented at the conference. The papers were divided into several main sections: jetting basics -- materials; jetting basics -- fluid mechanics; mining and quarrying; civil engineering; new developments; petrochem; cleaning and surface treatment; and manufacturing. The high quality of papers presented at the conference has further reinforced its position as the premier event in the field. The volume will be of interest to researchers, developers and manufacturers of systems, equipment users and contractors.
Covers strata mechanics, numerical methods in geomechanics, water jet cutting and mechanical disintegration of rocks. The preface discusses the option of describing typical interdisciplinarity of geosciences, dealing with the processes induced by human activities in geospere, by the word geonics.
Jet cutting techniques have been successfully applied for many years, and are no longer a new technology. However, with the range of applications expanding, there are a number of important issues emerging, which are addressed in this volume. The contents of Jet Cutting Technology cover the traditional aspects of both water and fluid jets, including fluid mechanics, cutting and drilling, abrasive jets, pulse jets, jet maniuplation, jet/target interaction, nozzle systems, pumps and intensifiers, surface treatment, and cleaning. These techniques have a wide application in a number of different areas, including aerospace, civil engineering, manufacturing, mining, and medicine, amongst others. However, of equal importance are thenew issues which are now coming to the fore, including application opportunities, user requirements, Codes of Practice, legislation, safety, and many others. Jet Cutting Technology can be wholeheartedly recommended to engineers with any interest in, or requirement for, this important and established technology.
Waterjet technology is used in a variety of industries including civil engineering, mining, geotechnical engineering, tunnelling, defence, construction and conservation. This book is essential reading for all those engaged in waterjet technology - from manufacturers of the equipment through to Government Contracting Officers who let the awards, to the individual contractors and their engineers.
Waterjet technology is used in a variety of industries including civil engineering, mining, geotechnical engineering, tunnelling, defence, construction and conservation. This book is essential reading for all those engaged in waterjet technology - from manufacturers of the equipment through to Government Contracting Officers who let the awards, to