Abrasivity of Rock and Bit Wear in Drilling

Seisuke OKUBO, Akinori OTA, Masao AKIYAMA, Katsunori FUKUI, Yuichi NISHIMATSU
1997 Shigen-to-Sozai  
The paper describes a fundamental investigation of the abrasive wear in rock drilling and cutting. Three laboratory tests of rock abrasivity were carried out and the results were compared with those obtained in fullscale field drilling tests. The laboratory tests were comprised of drilling test, Taber abrasive test and turning-operation(facing) test developed in the study. The Taber abrasive test was found to be not feasible because of its difficulty in specimen preparation. The modified
more » ... g test and the turning-operation test gave reasonable results. A correlation was demonstrated between abrasivity and unconfined compressive strength for more than fifty rock samples. There was also a rough correlation between the results of the modified drilling test and the turning-operation test. The field drilling tests were performed measuring height-loss and gauge-loss of a worn bit. The best correlation exists between results of the turning-operation test and the field drilling test.
doi:10.2473/shigentosozai.113.325 fatcat:hsdxcadqlvg5zlaubmygdfbhyq