Kim, Thomas J. College of Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.
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The use of high-pressure water jets, which may contain abrasive powder, for cutting and removing materials. For example, water accelerated up to twice the speed of sound [343 m/s (1125 ft/s) at 20°C (68°F)] can penetrate and cut rock in a few seconds.
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