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STUDY OF FACTORS AFFECTING ON THE SAWABILITY OF THE ORNAMENTAL STONE

AUTHOR/S: R. YOUSEFI, R. MIKAEIL, M. ATAEI, R. ABBASIAN
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 1, 533-548 pp

ABSTRACT

Ornamental stone sawability is important in predicting the prime cost of production and
planning of the stone quarries and factories. Ornamental stone sawability with two
standard methods, wire and circular sawing, is dependent on many parameters
including; the stone that be sawn and machine characteristics and saw operating
characteristic. The investigation of these parameters and the determination of the
optimum working conditions for sawing machines in the stone industry is significant for
establishing the most suitable and economic usage of the sawing method in the future.
Up to now, various attempts have been made to determine these parameters. In this
review paper, the important research works on stone sawability are presented and the
important factors including saw wear, energy consumption and production rate that
require consideration in stone sawability are investigated. The main aim of this review
is to achieve a better understanding of the influence of the mentioned factors on the
ornamental stone sawability. Furthermore, this review introduces some of the main
Iranian ornamental stones.

Keywords: Ornamental stone, Sawability, Sawing process, Saw wear, Energy consumption, Production rate.