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Optimization of Down-the-Hole Hammer Using Experimental Design Method
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Optimization of Down-the-Hole Hammer Using Experimental Design Method
Hwang, Un Kyoo; Lim, Jong Hyuk;
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Research and development of mineral-resource-related products has progressed with the increased need to develop mineral resources. The DTH hammer is a resultant product. However, owing to particular work conditions of underground drilling, it is difficult to obtain direct data on the DTH hammer. A DTH drill rig requires a significant amount of money and time for actual testing. This thesis aimed to resolve this problem by using CAE. In a previous paper, the structure of the DTH hammer and its movement were analyzed, and a standard model based on simulation was proposed. Then, experimentation and comparison verification were conducted. In this paper, by using an experimental design method, we derived a control factor of the impact force and efficiency of the DTH hammer and attempted to optimize the design. As a result, the impact energy increased by 14.9%, and the efficiency increased by 3.3%.
Down-the-Hole Hammer;Optimization;Pneumatic Hammer;Rock Drill;
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