Analysis of acoustic emission emerging during hydroabrasive cutting and options for indirect quality control

  • Sergej HlochEmail author
  • Jan Valíček
  • Dražan Kozak
  • Hakan Tozan
  • Somnath Chattopadhyaya
  • Pavel Adamčík


The paper discusses connections of acoustic emission in abrasive water jet cutting. Introduction focuses on theoretical knowledge on this technology and offers analysis related to current state of the art of the problem research. Further description of performed experiments is presented in case in which acoustic emission behaviour was observed with the exactly scheduled change of cutting conditions or rather cutting head traverse speed v. The beginning of the initial part contains FFT spectral analyses and comparison of the examined sections of the experimental samples. Consequently a graphical representation and comparison of peak-to-peak values (maximal amplitudes) and values of AERMS at the time of experimental cutting follow. At the close of the work, the analyses are expressed as dependence on the cutting head traverse speed v with expressed regulation equations applicable in the close-loop control process with minimum human intervention and in case of fault conditions—broken focusing tube, fractured water nozzle.


Abrasive water jet cutting Acoustic emission Traverse speed 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergej Hloch
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Valíček
    • 2
  • Dražan Kozak
    • 3
  • Hakan Tozan
    • 4
  • Somnath Chattopadhyaya
    • 5
  • Pavel Adamčík
    • 6
  1. 1.Faculty of Manufacturing TechnologiesTechnical University of Košice with a seat in PrešovPrešovSlovakia
  2. 2.Institute of Physics, Faculty of Mining and GeologyTechnical University of OstravaOstrava-PorubaCzech Republic
  3. 3.Mechanical Engineering Faculty in Slavonski BrodJ J Strossmayer University of OsijekSlavonski BrodCroatia
  4. 4.Turkish Naval Academy Department of Industrial EngineeringIstanbulTurkey
  5. 5.Department of ME & MMEIndian School of MinesDhanbadIndia
  6. 6.Technická Diagnostika, LtdPrešovSlovak Republic

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