Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 469–472 | Cite as

Effect of Energy Deposition on High-Voltage Electropulse Drilling Efficiency in Granite

  • V. F. Vazhov
  • M. Yu. Zhurkov
  • S. Yu. Datskevich
  • V. M. Muratov
  • A. Rødland
Rock Failure


The study shows that in electropulse drilling, an increment in energy deposition into the discharge channel results in the linear increase in the drilling rate that grows with the spacing of electrodes. The energy consumption due to energy deposition undergoes a minimal change, while the size of cuttings is conditioned by the energy deposition and spacing of electrodes.


Electropulse drilling granite energy deposition energy consumption washing cuttings 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Vazhov
    • 1
  • M. Yu. Zhurkov
    • 1
  • S. Yu. Datskevich
    • 1
  • V. M. Muratov
    • 1
  • A. Rødland
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of High Technology PhysicsTomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussia
  2. 2.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTronheimNorway

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