Ultrasonic Auger for Narrow-Gauge Borehole Drilling

Firstbrook, D. , Flessa, T., Worrall, K. , McGookin, E. , Harkness, P. and Thomson, D. (2018) Ultrasonic Auger for Narrow-Gauge Borehole Drilling. In: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS 2018), Kobe, Japan, 22-25 Oct 2018, (doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8579687)

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An ultrasonic auger was designed, manufactured, and tested in glass microspheres to investigate force and torque reducing effects upon application of high-powered ultrasonic vibration. It was found that whilst vibration had no effect on overhead force during rotary augering, the torque was reduced by up to 30%, depending on amplitude of vibration.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomson, Dr Douglas and Worrall, Dr Kevin and Firstbrook, David George and McGookin, Dr Euan and Flessa, Ms Thaleia and Harkness, Professor Patrick
Authors: Firstbrook, D., Flessa, T., Worrall, K., McGookin, E., Harkness, P., and Thomson, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy

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