16th International Conference on
Aix en Provence, France: 16-18 October 2002

Papers presented at this conference, as outlined in the Contents below, are available in a bound volume of proceedings from Mrs Marian Rolfe at BHR Group.

For further details about the Conference, please see our Events List or contact Mrs Catriona Rolfe, Conference Organiser.


Now in its fourth decade, BHR Group's biennial Water Jetting Conference continues to bring together the world's leading specialists in Jetting technology. Since its first meeting in 1972, the Conference has led to the creation of a number of national meetings and associations to promote the applications of jetting technology, and the 16th Conference and Exhibition, held at the Centre de Congres, Aix-en-Provence, France, remains a truly international meeting place for worldwide contributors.

With each Conference come new applications, new developments and improved equipment capabilities. The focus of the Conference is steadily changing to reflect the range of new industries adopting jetting techniques to solve production, maintenance and decommissioning problems. Beyond industry, the technology is helping to solve some of the world's environmental problems in cleaning and recycling applications and in the demilitarisation of munitions.

Contents of Proceedings

waterjet (AWJ) Studies
M. Hashish, Flow International Corp., USA

Application of abrasive waterjets for the creation of a desk of modern art
Fr-W. Bach, H. Louis, Ch. von Rad, B. Schuster, University of Hannover, Germany; E. Eggers, Hannover, Germany

Micromachining with abrasive waterjets
D.S. Miller, Miller Innovations, UK

Dynamic compensation of abrasive water jet properties through 3-dimensional jet control
M. Knaupp, A. Meyer, Flow Europe GmbH, Germany; G. Erichsen, M. Sahney, C. Burnham, Flow International Corp, USA

WJ Forming: A preliminary study
M. Monno, A. Vergari, Politecnico de Milano, Italy

Drilling deep, small-diameter hole drilling using abrasive-waterjets
M. Hashish, Flow International Corp., USA

The experimental study of an explosive-driven jet
Z. Liao, S. Zhang, J. Zhang, Chongqing University, P.R China; C. Tang, F. Zhang, L. Yang, Zhuzhou Institute of Technology, P.R. China

Design of reliable pressure intensifiers for water-jet cutting at 4 to 7 kbar
P. Koerner, W. Hiller, H. Werth, Uhde Hochdrucktechnick GmbH, Germany

Development of the code standards for ultra high pressure water jet cutting machine
X. Shengxiong, W. Leqing, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China; H. Wangping, S. Haixia, General Machinery Research Institute, P.R. China

Modelling of the abrasive waterjet cutting process in a modular way
A.M. Hoogstrate, B. Karpuschewski, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Unit event approach to simulation of AWJ machining process
A. Lebar, H. Orbanic, M. Junkar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

High pressure jet assisted cooling: A new possibility for turning austenitic stainless steel parts
F. Gunnberg, M. Escursell, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Analysis and control of striation structures at the cutting edge of abrasive waterjet cutting
A. Henning, R. Goce, E. Westkämper, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, Germany

Sandwiches - A new application for pure waterjet cutting
F.H. Trieb, Bohler Hochdrucktechnik GmbH, Austria

Cutting characteristics of titanium alloy by abrasive waterjet
M. Ramulu, P. Posinasetti, W. Pedersen, University of Washington, USA; M. Hashish, Flow International, USA; Y.W. Seo, Inje University, Korea

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional abrasive waterjet machining of aerospace composite components
X. Zheng, F. Chen, E. Siores, Swinburne University of Techology, Australia; C. Biskup, F. Pude, University of Hannover, Germany; P. Steele, Aerospace Technologies of Australia Ltd, Australia

Selected problems and FEM modeling of composites cutting using water jet and abrasive water jet
J. Kosmol, M. Rybarz, T. Wala, Silesian University of Technology of Gliwice, Poland; M. Neidbala, Machine Tool Research and Design Centre, Poland

Multi-pass abrasive waterjet cutting strategy
M. Agus, A. Bortolussi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy; N. Careddu. R.Ciccu, B. Grosso, G. Marras, University of Cagliari, Italy

Cutting quality improvement by start and stop procedures for closed contour cutting
U. Andersson, Chalmers Lindholmen University College, Sweden; B. Johansson, Cadcraft AB, Sweden


Hybrid: Low/High pressure abrasive cutting head
A. Galecki, D. Summers, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA

Enhancing the coherent length of cutting waterjets
R. Cadavid, D. Wüstenberg, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Olivine as industrial abrasive for high speed water jet technology
P. Martinec, J. Foldyna, L. Sitek, K. Barcová. L. Bilková, Institute of Geonics, Czech Republic

Influence of an abrasive's characteristic on cutting capability in abrasive water jet cutting
S. Ferrendier, A. Cornier, Ecole National Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, France; G. Gognet, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France

The continuous control of the abrasive mass flow rate and feed rate as a new opportunity in the AWJ precision machining
M. Annoni, M. Monno, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; A. Henning, Fraunhofer-IPA, Germany


Examination of pavement deicing using jetting technology
D.G. Taggart, A.U. Nair, T.J. Kim, University of Rhode Island, USA

Finite element analysis of residual stress induced by ultra high pressure waterjet
M. Hashish, Flow International, USA; M. Ramulu, S. Kunaporn, University of Washington, USA

Quality of bottom surface of kerfs produced by modulated jets
L. Sitek, J. Foldyna, J. Šcucka, Institute of Geonics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic; M. Mlynarczuk, J. Sobczyk, Strata Mechanics Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Analysis of grinding metal surfaces using abrasive waterjets
K. Okamoto, N. Asakawa, M. Hirao, Kanazawa University, Japan; M.Izawa, Toyama National College of Technology, Japan


First investigation on the use of biodegradable magnesium powder as abrasive material for cutting of biological hard tissues
H. Louis, F. Pude, University of Hannover, Germany; St. Schmolke, L. Kirsch, C.J. Wirth, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Design parameters for removing tooth structure using a water jet stream
S.C. Hansen, IBM, USA; J. Memmott, R. Todd, Brigham Young University, USA

Investigation on surface quality on human bones cut with high pressure abrasive water jets
H. Louis, F. Pude, University of Hannover, Germany; St. Schmolke, L. Kirsch, C.J Wirth, Hannover Medical School, Germany; M. Honl, General Hospital Barmbek, Germany

Analysis of an accident in a job shop in Italy
A. Ravasio, M. Monno, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; M. Petrolati, Ospedale Civile de Legnano, Italy

Abrasive water jet (AWJ) process identification by generated sound detection
B. Juriševic, M. Junkar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Surface finishing of marble with abrasive waterjet
A. Bortolussi, M.G. Manca, National Research Council of Italy, Italy; N. Careddu, R. Ciccu, M.G. Manca, A. Olla, University of Cagliari, Italy

Surface processing of natural stones through AWJ
L. Carrino, W. Polini, S. Turchetta, University degli Studi di Cassino, Italy; M. Monno, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Water jet researches at University of Sao Paulo
C.T. Lauand, G.R.M. Cortes, W.T. Hennies, L.M.B. Mazuqui, A.B. Paraguassu, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Water jet drill for tight radius drilling operations
T. Meyer, M. Hood, Cooperative Research Centre for Mining Technology and Equipment, Australia

Development of analytical method for hydro-mechanical actuating mechanisms of roadheaders
V.A. Brenner, A.E. Pushkarev, A.B. Zhabin, I.M. Lavit, Tula State University, Russia; V.V. Antipov, Skuratovsky Experimental Plant, Russia; M.M. Schegolevsky, SPIG "Interpipe", Russia


Applications of ultra-powerful pulsed waterjet generated by electrodischarges
M.M. Vijay, W. Yan, A. Tieu, VLN Advanced Technologies Inc, Canada; A. Makomaski, Consultant, Canada

Drilling capability of submerged abrasive water suspension jet
S. Shimizu, T. Nishiyama, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan; T. Shimura, T. Omote, Hitachi Ltd, Japan

Relative cutting performance of commercially available abrasive waterjet nozzles
R. Srinon, D. Summers, R.D. Fossey, L. Tyler, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA; M. Johnson, Naval Surface Warfare Center, USA

Investigation of material fracturing by the high speed water slugs
O. Petrenko, E.S. Geskin, B. Goldenberg, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA; G.A. Atanov, Donetsk Open University, Ukraine; A. Semko, University of Donetsk, Ukraine

High pressure liquid jet mill for creating ultra-fine particles of materials
M. Mazurkiewicz, C. Davey, Cornerstone Technologies LLC, USA


A multi-use waterjet for humanitarian demining
R. Fossey, D. Summers, J. Blaine, G. Galecki, S. Dorle, University of Missouri Rolla, USA

Automobile tyres dismantling by high pressure water jet
A. Cornier, S. Cornier, D. Froelich, Ecole National Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, France

Development of advanced CRT disassembly technology
E.S. Geskin, B. Goldenberg, R. Caudill, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Environmental integration of AWJ process
J. Urbanek, Brno University of Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Chemical and radioactive decontamination of armored vehicles using the high-frequency forced pulsed waterjet machine
M.M. Vijay, W. Yan, A. Tieu, VLN Advanced Technologies Inc, Canada; T. Cousins, D.S. Haslip, S.E. Sparkes, T.A. Jones, D. Estan, Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Canada


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