Electric-discharge cutting of rocks

V. F. Vazhov, M. Yu Zhurkov, V. V. Lopatin, Vasily Mikhailovich Muratov

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The test data are reported on rock cutting by the electric discharge with movable and stationary electrodes. The specific crushing energy is determined, the electrode system design is optimized, and the high-voltage impulse parameters selected for highly efficient fracture. The study results make the grounds to develop an electric-discharge cutter for rocks and concrete.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mining Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


  • Cutting
  • Electric discharge
  • Energy consumption
  • Rock
  • Two-electrode mobile system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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