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Effect of structure and mining depth on hydraulic cutting velocity in rocks

The article presents the theoretical research data on slot cutting in rocks with a highpressure continuous water jet. The major identified influences on the rock cutting efficiency are the jointing and porosity of rocks, described in terms of the structural weakening coefficient (), permeability (k), their ratio (k/) and the mining depth (Н). The slot cutting velocity patterns subject to the mining depth and the structural weakening coefficient are obtained for the specific types of rocks, and the conformable graphs are constructed. Porosity exerts rather tangible effect on the velocity of hydraulic cutting in rocks. 

Keywords: hydraulic breaking, jointing, mining depth, permeability, structural weakening coefficient, hydraulic split velocity, rock mass.
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Borovkov Yu. A., Derevyashkin I. V., Merzlyakov V. G., Bludov A. N. Effect of structure and mining depth on hydraulic cutting velocity in rocks. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(11):82-90. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_11_0_82.

Issue number: 11
Year: 2023
Page number: 82-90
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.234.5:622.023
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_11_0_82
Article receipt date: 16.05.2023
Date of review receipt: 27.09.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.10.2023
About authors:

Yu.A. Borovkov, Honored Scientist of Russian Federation, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail:, Sergo Ordzhonikidzе Russian State Geological Prospecting University
(MGRI-RSGPU), 117997, Moscow, Russia,
I.V. Derevyashkin1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail:,
V.G. Merzlyakov1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail:,
A.N. Bludov, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, Gubkin branch of National University of Science and Technology «MISiS», 309186, Gubkin, Russia, e-mail:,
1 Moscow Polytechnic University, 107023, Moscow, Russia.


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I.V. Derevyashkin, e-mail:


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