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Type: Conference paper
Title: Rock brittleness capacity upon compressive fracture energy dissipation to assess drilling efficiency
Author: Munoz, H.
Taheri, A.
Chanda, E.
Citation: Proceeding of 50th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 2016, vol.4, pp.2957-2962
Publisher: American Rock Mechanics Association
Issue Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781510828025
Conference Name: US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium (26 Jun 2016 - 29 Jun 2016 : Houston, USA)
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Munoz, H.E., Taheri, A. and Chanda, E.K.
Abstract: Rock drilling is essential in the mining industry. Complexities involved in the drilling process encompassing not only rock properties but also the nature of the drilling action impact the drilling performance and operational costs. Brittleness is a fundamental rock property relevant to rock drilling and excavation works. However, rock brittleness is a concept yet to be investigated. In this study, a new brittleness index developed upon fracture energy quantities withdrawn from the complete stressstrain characteristics in uniaxial compression of rock is presented. A vast independent data on the drilling performance reported elsewhere in the literature was evaluated against the new brittleness index. The results show that the proposed brittleness index successfully describes the performance of different drilling methods including PDC (Polycrystalline Diamond Compact) rotary drilling, roller-cone rotary drilling and percussive drilling.
Rights: Copyright 2016 ARMA, American Rock Mechanics Association
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