Investigation into the impacts of rock/cutter interface geometry on drilling response of PDC cutters
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This thesis investigates the effects of geometry on the cutting action of circular sharp PDC cutters. Results of extensive laboratory rock cutting experiments indicate that the force acting a cutter while tracing a groove is affected by the geometry or shape of the groove and in particular: (a) the length of the cutter edge in contact with the rock, and (b) the relative section of rock material located above the cord of the groove.
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