Cutter Forces Measurement with PLCM© Using Mini Conical Pick: Comparison with the Theoretical and Empirical Models
A new portable linear rock cutting (PLCM©) device was developed in the Mining Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University and supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK-112M859). In this paper, rock cutting experiments are performed by using mini real-life conical pick with a (PLCM). The conical pick used in this study has an attack angle 45 and tip attack 85 degrees respectively. Six different rock types are used for the rock cutting tests, which are; beige marble, limestone, sandstone, travertine, kufeki limestone and green sandstone. Firstly, rock samples are subjected to physical and mechanical property tests (Unit weight, Uniaxial compressive strength, Brazilian tensile strength etc.).