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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B13/S3.002

AN INVESTIGATION ON WEAR PERFORMANCES OF DIAMOND SAWBLADES: EFFECT OF PHYSICO-MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

I. Karakurt,G. Aydin, K.Aydiner
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-09-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 3, 11-16 pp

ABSTRACT
In this study, wear performance of diamond sawblades in sawing of rocks was experimentally investigated. Specific wear (SW) was selected as the criteria for sawblade wear performance and the SW was correlated with the rock physicomechnical properties. Surface morphologies of wearing segments were also examined using scanning electron microscope (SEM) images. As a result, the microhardness was determined as the dominant physico-mechanical rock properties affecting the SW. Additionally; emerging, fractured, polished and pull-out crystals were observed in the wearing surfaces of the diamond segments.

Keywords: Diamond sawblades, Rock sawing, Specific wear