Title

A study of nozzle wear in abrasive entrained water jetting environment

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

4-1-2000

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Tribology

Volume

122

Issue

2

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