NIT Surathkal Syllabus Department of Mining Engineering 3rd Year

NIT Surathkal Syllabus Department of Mining Engineering

3rd Year

  

MN301 SURFACE MINING (3-1-0) 4

Status and scope of surface mining. Elements of surface mining. Drilling and blasting operations. Details

of principal production equipment. Layout of workings and waste dumps. In-pit crushing and conveying.

Environmental management and reclamation in mines. Operational details of major surface mines with

special reference to coal, lignite, iron, limestone etc. Selective mining. Hydraulic Mining. Technoeconomic

evaluation of surface mining projects.

S.K. Das, Surface Mining Operations

Misra, G.B., Surface Mining

 

 

MN302 MINE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING – II (3-0-0) 3

Spontaneous combustion. Surface and underground fires. Fire extinguishers. Isolation/Explosion proof

stopping. Reopening of sealed off areas. Mine explosions. Inundation. Approaching water logged areas

and old workings. Water dams and design. Rescue organization,. Examples of major disasters.

Ramlu, M.A. – Mine fires, explosions, rescue, recovery & inundations; Oxford & IBH Publishing Co.

Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1991.

Rakesh & Lele, M.G. – Inundation in Mines; Mrs. Asha Lata, Varanasi, 1970.

 

 

MN303 UNDERGROUND COAL MINING (3-1-0) 4

Status and scope of underground coal mining. Classification of coal reserves. Opening up of deposit.

Horizon mining. Basic coal mining methods. Bord and pillar mining/ Room & pillar mining –

development & depillaring. Longwall mining. Thick-seam extraction. Special methods. Hydraulic

Mining. Underground gassification of coal.

R.D. Singh, Principles and practices of Modern Coal Mining

T.N. Singh, Underground Mining of Coal

 

 

MN306 MINE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING –LAB. II (0-0-3) 2

A total of 10 to 12 experiments shall be carried out pertaining to the subject.

 

 

MN310 MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3

Maintenance of mining machinery, MIS for maintenance function. Maintenance planning and

scheduling. Reliability, availability and maintainability. Concepts of deterministic R and statistical failure

of components. Different equipment failure distributions. Estimation of reliability indices for new

equipment. Reliability and availability of non-maintained and maintained systems. Systems with

preventive and corrective maintenance. Reliability evaluation. Introduction to Markov chains and

processes. FMECA (Failure Mode Effect & Criticality Analysis). Fault tree analysis. Application of

reliability in engineering systems.

John Davidson (Ed). The Reliability of Mechanical Systems. I Mech E. London 1994.

John P. Bentley. An Introduction to reliability & Quality Engineering. Longman Scientific & Technical,

England, 1993.

 

 

MN311 NOISE POLLUTION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3

Noise measurement practice for individual noise sources. Noise measurement in community and industry.

Noise prediction and modeling. Noise impact prediction and assessment. Prediction of mean

dissatisfaction score and noise impact index. Noise abatement measures- sound absorption, acoustic

barrier, vibration isolation, vibration damping, muffling and green belt- principles and design

considerations. Noise pollution and management in industries. Human vibration- Health effects and

control measures.

Harris, C.M : Handbook of Noise Control, McGraw- Hill Book Company, 1979.

Albert Thumann & Richard K. Miller : Secrets of Noise Control, The Fairmont Press, Georgia, 1976.

 

 

MN321 MINE MECHANIZATION – II (3-0-0) 3

Locomotive haulage, Rolling stocks, Conveyors, Belt conveyor calculations, Safety devices for

conveyors, Face machinery, Calculation of productivity of loading machines, Aerial ropeways, Aerial

ropeway calculations, Equipment for hydraulic and pneumatic stowing, Roof bolting machines, Concepts

of intrinsically safe and flame-proof equipment. Mine cables, Power distribution in underground and

surface mines. Concepts of variable and thyristor drives, Remote control, monitoring and automation of

mining processes.

Ramlu M.A. Mine Hoisting. Oxford & IBH. New Delhi 1996.

Walker S.C. Mine Winding and Transport. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1988.

Deshmukh D.J. Elements of Mining Technology Vol. III; Vidyasewa Prakashan, Nagpur, 1994.

 

 

MN324 INDUSTRIAL TRAINING 1

Industrial training should be taken up at the end of III semester, preferably in surface mines. Relevant

information pertaining to the development and extraction of mineral deposits by surface mining methods,

details of different equipments, layouts and other techno-economic data should be collected. Information

regarding safety aspects, man-power, production and productivity, management practices and

environmental protection measures should also be included.

 

 

MN325 ROCK REINFORCEMENT ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3

Roof bolting. Cable bolting. Shotcreting. Cavability of rocks – effect on supports design. Longwall

supports. Lining of tunnels and shafts. Yieldable arches and ring sets. Reinforcement of pillars.

Stabilization of slopes. Roof convergence. Stope closure. Back filling, Mechanical behavior and

monitoring of various supports. Capital investment for supports, cost control process.

Biron, C and Ariglu, E., Design of supports in mines

Britton, S.G., Construction engineering in underground coal mines

 

 

MN326 FINANCIAL ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ MA 101:MA 151: MA 208

Scope and importance of Financial Engineering, Introduction to Financial Markets and investment

instruments. Rate of return on Fixed Income Securities and Shares: Valuation of bonds and bond rating.

Valuation models for equity shares. Investment decisions and risks. Asset Pricing Models, Basics of

Fundamental and Technical Analysis. Derivative instruments – futures, options and hedging. Theories of

Portfolio Management.

Salih N.Neftei and Fame (2006). Principles of Financial Engineering. Elsevier Academic Press, London

Yuh-Dauh Lyuu (2004). Financial Engineering and Computation: Principles, Mathematics, Algorithms,

Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Paul Wilmott (2007). Paul Wilmott introduces Quantitative Finance. 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons: West

Sussex.

Prasanna Chandra (2007). Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, 2nd Ed., Tata-McGraw Hill

Publishing Co., New Delhi.

Fisher D.E., and Jordon, R.J. (2001). Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. 6th Ed., Prentice Hall

of India, New Delhi.

 

 

MN351 UNDERGROUND METAL MINING (3-1-0) 4

Development and opening up of underground deposits. Choice and suitability of entries. Draw points and

ore passes. Different methods of stoping. Problems encountered in deep mines and measures to tackle

them. Introduction to solution mining and in-situ leaching. Case studies from Indian Mines.

Hartman, H.L. John Wiley & Sons, Introductory Mining Engineering.

Hustrulid, W.A., SME Handbook on Metalliferous Mining

 

 

MN355 INDUSTRIAL TRAINING – II 1

Industrial Training – II should be taken up at the end of IV semester, preferably in underground coal

mines. Relevant information pertaining to the development and extraction of coal by underground mining

methods, details of different equipments working in the mines and their operational information, layouts

and other techno-economic data, information regarding safety aspects, man-power, production and

productivity, management practices and environmental protection measures should be included.

 

 

MN360 ADVANCED UNDERGROUND COAL MINING (3-0-0)3 PREREQ: MN303

Planning considerations for inclines and shafts, considerations for their location and construction. Design

of shaft pillar. Bord & pillar mining -design of panel, barrier pillar. Development of district by continuous

miners. Depillaring. Extraction of pillars in thick and steep seams with caving and stowing. Planning of

longwall panel. Caving characteristics of roof rocks. Thick seam mining- Soutirage method, Komaro

method, Wangavalli method, Shield Mining.

Singh, T.N., Thick seam mining

Vorbjev & Deshmukh, Advanced coal mining

Mathur, S.P., Advanced coal mining.

 

 

MN361 ADVANCED SURFACE MINING TECHNOLOGY (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ: MN301

Classification of surface mining equipment systems vis-à-vis unit operations. Equipment selection criteria

and procedures, application and selection. Types, basic operations, maintenance and capacity utilization,

applicability and selection considerations. Computations for the capacity and number of machines vis-àvis

mine production.

Amithosh Dey, Heavy Earth Moving Machinery

Martin & Martin, Surface Mining Equipment.

 

 

MN371 ROCK MECHANICS (3-0-0) 3

Definition, Analysis of stresses and strains. Differential equations in elastic theory, Mohr’s representation

of stress and strain. Stress – strain relations in elastic and non-elastic media. Behaviour of rock under

stress. Physical properties of rocks, Determination of rock indices, Physico-mechanical properties of

rocks, Elastic constants under static and dynamic loading. Determination of in-situ strength properties of

rocks, Rheological models, Engineering classification of rock mass, Rock fracture mechanics.

 

Obert, L. & Duvall, W.I.- Rock Mechanics and design of structures in rock; John Wiley & Sons, New

York, 1967.

Wittke, W., Rock Mechanics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990.

 

 

MN372 ROCK MECHANICS LAB (0-0-3) 2

A total of 10 to 12 experiments shall be carried out pertaining to the subject.

 

 

MN373 MINE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (3-1-0) 4

Introduction to systems concept, analysis and systems engineering. Models in system analysis. Basic

concepts of statistical decision theory, Network techniques for mining projects. CPM and PERT

techniques. Linear programming. Integer programming. Dynamic programming. Transportation and

assignment models. Inventory control. Queuing theory. Simulation techniques for equipment selection

and production scheduling. Significance of management information systems in controlling and managing

the complicated mining activities.

Sharma J.K. Mathematical Models in Operations Research. Tata Mcgraw-Hill, New Delhi, 1989.

Cummins . Mining Engineers Handbook, Vol. II SME, AIME, New York.

 

 

MN375 TUNNELLING ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3

Design principles of underground openings. Dimensions, shape, structural behavior and sequence of

excavations. Rock conditions and initial state of stresses. Computer aided tunnel design. Tunnel driving

techniques. Tunnel supports, automation of supports, Shield tunneling system with road headers. Field

instrumentation, Convergence measurement, change in curvature and strain of tunnel lining, stress

measurement in tunnel lining lining. Tunnel stability analysis, Back analysis, Case Histories.

Bieniawski, Z.T., Rock Mechanics and Design in Mining and Tunnelling.

Pokorovski, Driving Horizontal Workings and Tunnels

 

 

MN390 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1

Comprehensive report about the short visits made to different mines and other industries will be

submitted at the end of VIII Semester.

 

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