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Performance Evaluation of Conical Picks for Roadheader in Copper Mines
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  • Journal title : Tunnel and Underground Space
  • Volume 25, Issue 6,  2015, pp.496-504
  • Publisher : Korean Society for Rock Mechanics
  • DOI : 10.7474/TUS.2015.25.6.496
 Title & Authors
Performance Evaluation of Conical Picks for Roadheader in Copper Mines
Choi, Soon-Wook; Chang, Soo-Ho; Lee, Chulho; Lee, Gyu-Phil; Bae, Young Hwan; Ha, Tae-Wook;
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 Abstract
Roadheader that excavates ground using pick cutters installed on the cutting head is one of the partial-face machines. A conical cutter among pick cutters is excavation tool decreasing the loss of cutter using tungsten carbide insert at the tip of the cutter and it has been widely used in the roadheaders. In this study, durability performance for three kinds of conical cutters was evaluated in copper mines composed of Manto and conglomerate. After field test, the visual inspection as well as the weight loss measurement of pick cutters was carried out to investigate the damage of pick cutters. In addition, CT scan and SEM were performed to check whether or not crack and apertures in pick cutters. As results, the conical cutter with hardfacing was evaluated as having the best durability performance and it was unable to find cracks in all cutters investigated.
 Keywords
Roadheader;Cutting head;Pick cutter;durability performance;Copper mines;
 Language
Korean
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