Predicting the performance of large diameter circular saws based on Schmidt hammer and other properties for some Turkish carbonate rocks

Tumac D.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES, vol.75, pp.159-168, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Schmidt hammer hardness values (SHH1, SHH2, and deformation coefficient) are used to determine the performance of large diameter circular saws. The measured Schmidt hammer hardness values are correlated with the physical and mechanical properties of natural stones and areal slab production rates of large diameter circular saws. Two statistical models for prediction of the areal slab production rates for these machines are developed, which is very important in decision making for engineers. A simple statistical model is suggested taking into account the deformation coefficient and a multiple regression model is also suggested by using the deformation coefficient and Cerchar abrasivity index. The reliability of these models is tested against actual performance of large diameter saws. Verifications and comparisons showed that the models suggested in this study may be a very useful and reliable tool for prediction of areal slab production rates for large diameter circular saws. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.