The contents of Jet Cutting Technology cover the traditional aspects of both water and fluid jets, including fluid mechanics, cutting and drilling, abrasive jets, pulse jets, jet maniuplation, jet/target interaction, nozzle systems, pumps and intensifiers, surface treatment, and cleaning. These techniques have a wide application in a number of different areas, including aerospace, civil engineering, manufacturing, mining, and medicine, amongst others.
However, of equal importance are thenew issues which are now coming to the fore, including application opportunities, user requirements, Codes of Practice, legislation, safety, and many others.
Jet Cutting Technology can be wholeheartedly recommended to engineers with any interest in, or requirement for, this important and established technology.
Jetting Basics – Fluid Mechanics.
Erosion due to premixed abrasive water jet (S. Shimizu, Z.-L. Wu, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan).
Ultrasonically modulated pulsed jets: basic study (M.M. Vijay, National Research Council, Canada; J. Foldyna, Institute of Geonics, Czech Republic).
Experimental evaluation of the performance of fan jet systems (J. Xu, D.A. Summers, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA).
Effect of air on acceleration process in AWJ entrainment System (A. Tazibt, A. Schmitt, F. Parsy, N. Abriak, B. Thery, École des Mines de Douai, France).
Investigation of high pressure water jet behavior using jet/target interaction (L. Sitek, J. Vasek, Institute of Geonics, Academy of Sciences; M. Vala, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic).
Hydrodynamic investigation and prediction of abrasive acceleration process in abrasive water jet cutting (A. Tazibt, A. Schmitt, F. Parsy, N. Abriak, B. Thery, École des Mines de Douai, France).
Investigation of the performance of self-resonating nozzle(Z. Li, E.S. Geskin, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA).
Axial variation of particle and drop velocities downstream from an abrasive water jet mixing tube(K.R. Neusen, T.H. Gores, R.S. Amono, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA).
Cavitating jets, some experiments and correlation(A. Lichtarowicz, University of Nottingham, UK).
Jetting Basics – Materials.
A contribution to the physics of a high velocity abrasive particle interaction with brittle non-homogeneous materials (L.M. Hlavac, T. Sochor, Institute of Geonics, Czech Republic).
Optimization of the abrasive jet cutting surface quality by the workpiece reaction forces analysis (A. Fekaier, École des Mines de Douai and Laboratoire de Robotique de Paris; A. Schmitt, G. Houssaye, École des mines de Douai; J.C. Guinot, Laboratoire de Robotique de Paris, France).
Secondary Fragmentation in water jet cutting of brittle multiphase materials (A. Momber, WOMA Apparatebau GmbH, Germany; R. Kovacevic, University of Kentucky, USA).
Mechanisms of striation formation in abrasive water jet cutting (L. Ohlsson, C. Magnusson, Lulea University of Technology; J. Powell, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, and Laser Expertise Ltd, UK).
Research on design and application of industrial scale hydro-abrasive jet-cutting nozzles (K.A. Schwetz, J. Greim, L.S. Sigl, Elektroschmelzwerk Kempten GmbH, Germany; P.M. Pontivanne, U. Ehlbeck, Aquarese Industries; G. Basile, K. Raissi, ENSAM, France; P. Slotte, Jet-Cut K/S, Denmark).
On the characterization of the surfaces obtained by abrasive water jet machining (E. Capello, M. Monno, Q. Semraro, Politecnico di Milano, Italy).
New developments in ROCTEC composite carbides for use in abrasive waterjet applications (E.A Ness, E.M. Dubensky, C.N. Haney, The Dow Chemical Company; G. Mort, Boride products Inc; P. Singh, Quantum Industries International, USA).
A comparison of abrasive waterjet and waterjet assisted PDC drill bits (D. Wright, D.A. Summers, University of Missouri-Rolla; L. Sundae, US Bureau of Mines, USA).
Granite cutting with AWJ: influence of abrasive properties (M. Agus, A. Bortolussi, R. Ciccu, University of Cagliari, Italy).
Water jet assisted hard rock excavation (R.J. Fowell, S.T. Gillani, J.A. Martin, University of Leeds, UK).
Using of the physical model to the evaluation of an efficiency of the tools creating multiple-motions of the nozzles (LM Hlavac, L Sitek, J Vasek, Institute of Geonics, Czech Republic).
Research concerning water jets rock cutting and water jets assisted rock cutting (N. Ilias, A. Magyari, S. Radu, M. Achim, Technical University of Petrosani, Romania).
Waterjet in granite quarrying: the Italian experience (R. Ciccu, University of Cagliari; M. Fornaro, Polytechnic of Turin; C. Russo, Waterjet Italiana, Italy).
Contracting/Health and Safety.
The training of water jetting operatives in the UK and the accrediting trainers (J. Varcoe, Association of High Pressure Water Jetting Contractors, UK).
Some case studies: how safe is water jetting? (A.F. Conn, Conn Consulting Inc, USA).
Hazards posed by high pressure water jetting work (D. Coackley, Health and Safety Executive, UK).
Injury potential of high pressure water jets (H.-D. Axmann, M. Flügel, Clinic of Traumatology of Friederikenstift; A. Laurinat, H. Louis, University of Hannover, Germany).
Leptospirosis (M.F. Plamer, Public Health Laboratory Service, UK).
The Contractors’ Point of View (D. Walton, Formerly Walton Mole Co. Great Britain, UK).
A big bath for a big lady (cleaning the Statue of Freedom with waterjets) (R.D. Fossey, D.A. Summers, J.G. Blaine, University of Missouri-Rolla; L. Merk-Gould, Fine Objects Conservation Inc, USA).
Control of high nozzle reaction forces in hydrodemolition (J.W. Twigg, Rnetajet (Southern) Ltd, UK).
The development and application of cleaning system by submerged jet (N. Nishida, O. Hounokidani, Y. Kameda, H. Urata, Sugino Machine Limited, Japan).
Wire saw and abrasive water jet cutting - a comparison (B. Cialkowska, Wroclaw Technical University; N.S. Guo, H. Louis, G. Meier, University of Hannover, Germany).
High performance DIAJET cutting systems (D.S. Miller, D.H. Saunders, E. Claffey, BHR Group Limited, UK).
Intelligent automation of AWJ cutting for efficient production (J. Zeng, J.P. Muñoz, Ingersoll-Rand Waterjet Cutting Systems, USA).
Drilling of small-diameter holes in sensitive materials (M. Hashish, Quest Integrated Inc, USA).
A discrete approach to the abrasive waterjet milling process (K.M.C. Öjmertz, N. Amini, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden).
Fettling by abrasive water jetting (E. Aust, H. Doman, M. Kretschmer, GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmgH, Germany).
Controlled depth milling techniques using abrasive waterjets (M. Hashish, Quest Integrated Inc, USA).
Delamination in water jet cutting of multi-layered composite materials: a predictive model (E. Capello, M. Monno, Q. Semeraro, Politechnico di Milano, Italy).
Tool/chip friction reduction for modern industry (M. Mazurkiewicz, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA).
Abrasive suspension jets at working pressures up to 200 MPa (C. Brandt, H. Louis, G. Meier, G. Tebbing, University of Hannover, Germany).
Recycling of abrasive material in abrasive water jet cutting (M. Knaupp, J. Ohlsen, FORACON Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, Germany).
Relative performance of abrasives in abrasive waterjet cutting (P.J. Singh, Quantum Industries International; E. Geskin, F. Li, P. Meng, New Jersey Institute of Technology; S. Mehlman, Mineral Research & Recovery USA).
Changes of garnets during abrasive water jet generation and cutting of materials (P. Martinec, Institute of Geonics, Czech Republic).
Feasibility of monitoring abrasive waterjet conditions by means of a vacuum sensor (J. Zneg, J.P. Muñoz, Ingersoll-Rand Waterjet Cutting Systems, USA).
Modelling of abrasive particle disintegration in abrasive water jet cutting in relation to the recycling capacity (N.S. Guo, H. Louis, G. Meier, J. Ohlsen, University of Hannover, Germany).
Numerical and experimental modeling of orthogonal turning assisted by high pressure water jet (W. Bouzid, A. Cornier, G. Basile, ENSAM, France).
Development of a parameter prediction model for abrasive waterjet turning (J. Zeng, Ingersoll-Rand Company; S. Wu, Aqua-Dyne Inc; T.J. Kim, University of Rhode Island, USA).
Performance evaluation of spiral water jet cutting system (M. Takei, B. Hashimoto, Waseda University; K. Horii, Shirayuri Women’s College; I. Kataoka, Kyoto University; H. Ito, Japan R&D Corporation; H. Yoshida, Kajima Technical Research Institute, Japan; T.J. Kim, University of Rhode Island, USA).
Development of a waste excavation end effector (G. Galecki, D.A. Summers, University of Missouri-Rolla; J. Sprung, Sandia National Laboratories; J. Yount, Westinghouse Hanford, USA).
On-line monitoring of depth of AWJ penetration using acoustic emission technique (R. Mohan, R. Kovacevic, University of Kentucky, USA; A. Momber, WOMA Apparatebau GmbH, Germany).
The development of a portable abrasive waterjet cutting machine for steam turbine refurbishing (J.A. Johnson, R.H. Todd, Brigham Young University, USA).
Cutting with higg-pressure CO2 jets (C.M. Dunsky, M. Hashish, Quest Integrated Inc, USA).
The new generation waterjet explosives cutting system (R.D. Fossey, D.A. Summers, J.G. Blaine, L.J. Tyler, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA).
Submersed cutting experiments with the premixed abrasive jet (B.-L. Liu, Q. Yang, B. Jia, D. Zhang, Huainan Mining Institute, P.R. China).
Experimental studies on deep-ocean cutting with abrasive jet systems (D.G. Alberts, M. Hashish, R.C. Lilley, Quest Integrated Inc, USA).