Experimental investigation on rock fracturing performance under high-pressure foam impact

Published on Jul 1, 2021in Engineering Fracture Mechanics3.426
· DOI :10.1016/J.ENGFRACMECH.2021.107838
#1Fushen Ren (Northeast Petroleum University)H-Index: 2
#2Tiancheng Fang (Northeast Petroleum University)H-Index: 2
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#2Jun Yang (BIT: Beijing Institute of Technology)H-Index: 2
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#1Zenghui Liu (CUMT: China University of Mining and Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Changlong Du (CUMT: China University of Mining and Technology)H-Index: 1
Last. Kai LiuH-Index: 6
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Deep underground mines have high energy consumption due to the need to overcome the confining pressure. This study investigates the characteristics of the roadheader used for breaking rock containing a different number and size of holes under different confining pressures. A series of simulations were conducted using the LS-DYNA software to study the cutting torque, thrust force, specific energy, and failure mode during the rock-breaking process. Following this, the results were further validate...
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#1Hongxiang Jiang (CUMT: China University of Mining and Technology)H-Index: 4
#2Zenghui Liu (CUMT: China University of Mining and Technology)H-Index: 1
Last. Kuidong Gao (SDUST: Shandong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
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#1W.A.M. Wanniarachchi (Monash University)H-Index: 11
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#1Mahdi Haddad (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 7
#2Kamy Sepehrnoori (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 67
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#1Songyong Liu (CUMT: China University of Mining and Technology)H-Index: 11
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