Classification and Characterization of Abrasive Materials
A large number of different types of abrasive materials are used in the abrasive water-jet technique. A survey in 1995  shows that most of the abrasive water-jet shops use garnet (90%), followed by olivine (15%), slag (15%), aluminum-oxide (11%), and silica-sand (11%). Martinec  distinguishes between two major groups of abrasive materials: oxides and silicates. Table 2.1 lists subgroups of both of these types.
KeywordsMagnesium Zirconium Carbide Silicate Cadmium
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