A Study of Cavitation Induced Surface Erosion in Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Systems

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Current jet cutting systems experience severe nozzle erosion and associated maintenance and downtime costs. An experimental investigation was conducted to qualitatively and quantitatively analyse the generation of cavitation in a high pressure water jet cutting system, and to characterise cavitation induced accelerated surface erosion by slurries. The analysis of surface morphology indicates that the shearing induced by cavitation played a major role in the erosion process. The results promise a feasible solution to reduce nozzle wear, and to enhance material removal in the jet cutting process.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 53-54)

Edited by:

Shengqiang Yang, Shichun Yang and Hang Gao

Pages:

357-362

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.53-54.357

Citation:

J. Madadnia et al., "A Study of Cavitation Induced Surface Erosion in Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Systems", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 53-54, pp. 357-362, 2008

Online since:

July 2008

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