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A System for Increasing the Rock Fracturing Capability of a Ripping Tractor
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1973 by SAE International in United States
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A system has been developed which fragments rock by high-pressure gas discharges near the point of ripper penetration of a rock formation. From development tests, it was demonstrated that the system markedly extends the rock fracturing performance of a D7 Caterpillar tractor.
The paper is divided into three basic sections. First, a summary of the mathematical analyses and model testing of rock fracturing is presented. Next, the hardware design and development necessary to adapt the FARE principle to rock-ripping requirements is described. Finally, the results and evaluations of tests conducted at various limestone rock test sites are described.
CitationColburn, J., "A System for Increasing the Rock Fracturing Capability of a Ripping Tractor," SAE Technical Paper 730852, 1973, https://doi.org/10.4271/730852.
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