Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Verification of Stationary Waterjet Cleaning Process

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M. C. Leu, P. Meng, E. S. Geskin, L. Tismeneskiy

Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 07102

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 120(3), 571-579 (Aug 01, 1998) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2830161 History: Received February 01, 1996; Revised January 01, 1997; Online January 17, 2008


The use of stationary waterjet for the removal of coating material from the substrate is investigated analytically and experimentally. In the analysis, the cleaning width as a function of standoff distance, water pressure, and nozzle radius is derived by considering the structure of waterjet and the cleaning mechanism. Also derived are the relations of the optimal cleaning standoff distance and maximum cleaning width to the critical cleaning standoff distance, and how the water pressure and nozzle radius affect this critical standoff distance. These derived analytical relations are verified with experimental results.

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