A Focused Review on Enhancing the Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Performance by Using Controlled Nozzle Oscillation
Increasing the performance of the abrasive waterjet (AWJ) cutting technology for engineering materials is the ultimate aim of research in this field. This paper presents a review on the studies using a controlled nozzle oscillation technique to increase the cutting performance of the AWJ cutting technology and the associated mechanisms primarily based on the work in the author’s laboratory. Primary attention is paid to the discussions of the depth of cut, the effect and selection of process parameters and the advantages by using this technique in both single- and multi-pass cutting modes.
J. Wang "A Focused Review on Enhancing the Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Performance by Using Controlled Nozzle Oscillation", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 404, pp. 33-44, 2009