RESEARCH PAPERS: Ocean Engineering

Characteristics of Digging Depth With Air-Bubble Water Jet

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M. Ohnishi, T. Miyamoto, R. Arioka

Outside Plant Development Division, Ibaraki Electrical Communication Laboratory, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan

J. Energy Resour. Technol 106(4), 533-538 (Dec 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231119 History: Received July 15, 1983; Revised December 13, 1983; Online October 22, 2009


For burying submarine cables under a seabed by a water jet cable burier, it is important to improve digging depth of water jet. This paper discusses digging properties with air-bubble water jet, and clarifies the relation between digging depth and water jet parameters such as traverse speed of nozzle V n (m/s), air content ratio C , and jet momentum per unit time M (N). It is found from experiment results that the digging depth H* (m) is represented by

H* = (1 + 0.26C0.65) (10.31 − 4.54Vn)

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