Grain size composition and distribution in drill cuttings in the electric impulse destruction of rocks

V. F. Vazhov, S. Yu Datskevich, M. Yu Zhurkov, Vasily Mikhailovich Muratov, S. Ya Ryabchikov

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The present studies into the granularity and grain size distribution in drill cuttings after electric impulse destruction of rocks show that the grain size composition and distribution are mostly affected by the interelectrode spacing, energy deposition in the discharge channel and rock strength. The increase in the spacing and strength of rocks raises the share of coarse fraction, while the greater energy deposition results in the higher share of fine fraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mining Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012



  • drill cuttings
  • electric impulse drilling
  • energy deposition
  • failure
  • interelectrode spacing
  • rocks
  • strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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