Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 176–182 | Cite as

Electric-discharge cutting of rocks

  • V. F. Vazhov
  • M. Yu. Zhurkov
  • V. V. Lopatin
  • V. M. MuratovEmail author


The test data are reported on rock cutting by the electric discharge with movable and stationary electrodes. The specific crushing energy is determined, the electrode system design is optimized, and the high-voltage impulse parameters selected for highly efficient fracture. The study results make the grounds to develop an electric-discharge cutter for rocks and concrete.


Electric discharge rock energy consumption two-electrode mobile system cutting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Vazhov
    • 1
  • M. Yu. Zhurkov
    • 1
  • V. V. Lopatin
    • 1
  • V. M. Muratov
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Scientific-Research Institute of High VoltagesTomskRussia

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