Improvement of cutting tools to enhance performance of heading machines in rocks

S. A. Prokopenko, V. S. Ludzish, I. A. Kurzina

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The determinants are found and the matrix is developed for rate of wear of heading machine cutting tool. Influence of rock strength on active life of heading machines is assessed. The authors describe field studies into the nature and rate of wear of cutters. The design of multiuse tangential revolving cutter of prolonged operating life is engineered and trialed. It is proposed to enhance rock cutting efficiency using a tool with a cutting wheel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-159
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mining Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016



  • cutter
  • cutting wheel
  • design
  • efficiency
  • Mine heading machine
  • rock mass
  • strength
  • wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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