Ice Jet Machining as an Alternate Method for Abrasive Cutting

A. R. Arunjith, Govindan Puthumana

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Abstract

During the last few years different research groups have been developing systems for transformation of abrasive water jet into ice jet, where the use of mineral abrasive is replaced with ice particles. This can be achieved in several different ways. Ice particles are generated in situ during the cutting process and transported into the cutting head. Both prototypes are using the high pressure water that is pre cooled below its freezing point prior entering the cutting head. The ice particles can be used for water jet applications such as cleaning, degreasing and cutting. The concept is based on the convective heat transfer between acold cryogenic gas and atomized water droplets. Ice particles are formed inside the system by transferring latent heat of water droplets to liquid nitrogen.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Systems, Energy & Environment (NCSEE '14)
Publication date2014
Pages137-140
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd National Conference on Systems, Energy & Environment (NCSEE '14) - Government College of Engineering Kannur, Kerala , India
Duration: 1 Aug 20142 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference2nd National Conference on Systems, Energy & Environment (NCSEE '14)
Location Government College of Engineering Kannur
CountryIndia
City Kerala
Period01/08/201402/08/2014

Keywords

  • Cutting action
  • Ice jet
  • Heat transfer
  • Atomization
  • Cutting efficiency and latent heat

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Arunjith, A. R., & Puthumana, G. (2014). Ice Jet Machining as an Alternate Method for Abrasive Cutting. In Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Systems, Energy & Environment (NCSEE '14) (pp. 137-140)