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Water Jet Cutting of Sugarcane

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 32(2): 0373-0378. (doi: 10.13031/2013.31012) @1989
Authors:   T. D. Valco, C. G. Coble, J. H. Ruff

ABSTRACT Water jets were used to successfully cut sugarcane stalks under laboratory conditions. Pressures up to 400 MPa with nozzle diameters to 0.36 mm were used. It was found that standoff distance and jet power levels were the most influencing factors in cutting sugarcane stalks. Since specifications set forth for mobile water jet cutting of sugarcane were not achieved, it was concluded that field testing water jet cutting of sugarcane would be impractical.

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