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15.1: Introduction

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    For completeness of the overview the equations for the cutting of the wedge mechanism for hyperbaric rock are given here without further explanation.

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    Figure 15-1: Definitions.

    Definitions:

    1. A: The wedge tip.

    2. B: End of the shear plane.

    3. C: The blade top

    4. D: The blade tip.

    5. A-B: The shear plane.

    6. A-C: The wedge surface.

    7. A-D: The wedge bottom.

    8. D-C: The blade surface.

    9. hb: The height of the blade.

    10. hi: The thickness of the layer cut.

    11. vc: The cutting velocity.

    12. α: The blade angle.

    13. β: The shear angle.

    14. Fh: The horizontal force, the arrow gives the positive direction.

    15. Fv: The vertical force, the arrow gives the positive direction.


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