Design, Selection, and Application of Disc Cutters in Hard and Abrasive Rock

by W. Weber, WIRTH GmbH, Erkelenz, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


Disc cutters have been used on tunnel boring and shaft boring machines for many years and are a proven method to bore hard rock. This paper will study the important parameters which effect the rock cutting mechanism. Penetration and cutter life will be discussed in relation to various rock types. Practical examples and some case studies are also given.

Subject Headings: Rocks | Construction equipment | Erosion | Boring | Case studies | Tunnels | Shafts | Rock mechanics

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