A study of nozzle wear in abrasive entrained water jetting environment
Date of Original Version
Parameters that influence nozzle wear in abrasive water jetting environment are identified and classified. Regular and accelerated wear test procedures are developed to study wear under actual and simulated conditions, respectively. In addition to exit diameter growth, nozzle weight loss and bore profiles are shown to better characterize and explain the wear phenomenon. The effect of nozzle geometry on wear is investigated by means of the developed test procedures and measures of wear.
Journal of Tribology
Nanduri, Madhusarathi, David G. Taggart, and Thomas J. Kim. "A study of nozzle wear in abrasive entrained water jetting environment." Journal of Tribology 122, 2 (2000): 465-471. doi:10.1115/1.555383.