NIT Surathkal Syllabus Department of Mining Engineering 4th Year

NIT Surathkal Syllabus Department of Mining Engineering

4th Year

 

MN402 MINERAL PROCESSING (3-0-0) 3

Scope and objective of mineral processing. Ore handling and storage. Ore sorting, Sampling techniques

and devices. Liberation and communition, Laboratory and industrial sizing. Concentration methods.

Magnetic and high tension separation. Forth flotation. Classifiers. Coal quality. Coal preparation for

coarse and fine coal. Washability curves and washability number. Dewatering devices. Drying and

tailings disposal.

Wills, B.A., Mineral Processing Technology ; Pergamon Press – 4th Edition , 1989.

Weiss, N.L. , Mineral processing Handbook – Vol. I & II, S.M.E., 1985

 

 

MN403 GROUND CONTROL ENGINEERING (3-1-0) 4

Definition and concepts of ground control in mines; State of stress in underground openings- premining

and induced stresses, influence of water, time, temperature on stress behaviour. Design of structure in

rock, Design of pillars, open pit slopes, waste dumps and embankments. Underground supports:

Conventional and powered supports. Rock reinforcement design. Subsidence- Concept, prediction and

determination, measurement techniques, subsidence damage and its prevention. Rock bursts and bumps –

mechanisms, prediction and estimation of damage.

Obert L. and Duvall W.I. – Rock mechanics and the design of structures in rocks; John Wiley & Sons,

New York, 1967.

Peng – Coal mine ground control ; John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1978.

Biron C. and Arioglue E- design of supports in mines; John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1983.

 

 

MN404 MINERAL PROCESSING LABORATORY (0-0-3) 2

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

 

 

MN 411 ROCK FRAGMENTATION ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ: MN202

Drillability indices. Specific energy. Drilling costs. Determination of drill availability and utilization.

Bulk explosive systems. Substitutes for explosives. Blast design. Mechanisms of rock fragmentation due

to blasting. Fragmentation prediction and assessment. Theory of shaped charges. Recent advances in

blasting techniques in both underground and surface mines. Special techniques of blasting. Underwater

blasting. Environmental effects and their control. Controlled blasting techniques. Economic evaluation of

blasting operations.

Konya, C.G. Blast design.

Persson, Rock fragmentation.

 

 

MN412 ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3

Mechanisms of slope failures. Field investigations. Design of slopes – physical, empirical, probabilistic

methods, analytical (limit equilibrium analysis) and numerical (continuum models, discontinuum and

crack propagation models) modeling. Stabilization and reinforcement of slopes. Slope failure monitoring.

Hoek, E. and Bray, J.W; Rock Slope Engineering; John Wiley & Sons; New York; 1984

Brawner, C.O; Stability in surface mining, SME of USA; New York, 1982.

Giani, F; Rock Slope Stability Analysis; Balkema; Rotterdam; 1992.

 

 

MN413 NUMERICAL MODELLING TECHNIQUES (3-0-0) 3

Development and use of numerical modeling for underground mine design. Finite element (2D and 3D).

Boundary element (2D and 3D). Displacement and continuity. Rigid block. Discrete block models. Basic

equations for mathematical modeling of rock mass. Formulation of static and dynamic behavior of rock

mass. Elastic-linear and non-linear, elastoplastic and time dependent rheological models. Numerical

modeling of mine roadways. Convergence prediction for roadways.

Kidybinski A. & Kwasniewski M. (Eds); Modelling of Mine Structures, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1988.

Kidybinski A. & Dubinski J. (Eds); Strata Control in Deep Mines, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1990.

 

 

MN421 MINE ECONOMICS (3-0-0) 3

National mineral resources. National mineral policy and strategies for development of mining industry.

Resource conservation. Technology import, taxation, royalty and subsidies. Mineral trade. Concept of

derivatives in mineral trade. Pricing mechanism of minerals. Sampling. Estimation of reserves.

Valuation of mines and mineral properties, Life of a mining project. Project evaluation. Determination of

optimum size of mine. Risk analysis in mineral investment decisions.

Alwyn E. Annels, Mineral Deposit Evaluation: A Practical Approach, Chapman Hall, 1991.

Deshmukh R.T. Mine and Mineral Economics, Emdee Publishers, 1986.

 

 

MN425 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3-0-0) 3

Concepts, definitions and taxonomy of knowledge; value of knowledge in an organization. Managing

knowledge in organization: need, drivers(knowledge- based, technology- based; process-based and people

centric); Approaches for managing knowledge in organizations, Developing a KM frame work; KM

system components and implementation strategies; KM models(Boynton and Nonaka);Knowledge

Mapping; Knowledge Architecture;Related applications: Competitive intelligence, Environment

scanning, knowledge/ information Audit, KM metrics and techniques for measuring knowledge; costs and

benefits of KM programs in organizations. Role of knowledge Managers in an organization; case studies

of KM in: sevice firms, core industry, IT firms and others

Sudhir Warier E; Knowledge Management, vikas Publishing Hourse Pvt.Ltd., New Delhi,2003

Archana Shukla and R. Srinivasan, Designing Knowledge Management Architecture: How to implement

successful knowledge Management Programms, Response books, New Delhi, 2002

Awad E. M Hassan M. Ghaziri, Knowledge Management, Pearson Eduction India, New Delhi, 2004

Davenport, Thomas and Lourence Prusak, How corporations Manage What they know, Boston: Harvard

Business School Press.

 

 

MN440 INDUSTRIAL TRAINING – III 1

A detailed report of the industrial training undergone at the end of VI semester, preferably in underground

metal mines, should be submitted. The report should consist of all details about opening up of the deposit,

development and stoping techniques, specifications and operational details of equipment working in the

mine, ventilation scheme, power distribution, safety aspects, management practices and environment

protection measures and the relevant lay outs. Current techno-economic indices should be a part of the

report.

 

 

MN449 MAJOR PROJECT- I (0-0-6) 4

A small project of relevance to mining will be taken up by the student

 

 

MN451 MINE LEGISLATION (4-0-0) 4

Important statuary provisions related to Payment of Wages Act, Provident Fund Act, Mines Act- 1952,

Mines Rules- 1956, Coal Mines Regulations-1957, Metalliferrous Mines Regulations-1961, Mines and

Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, Mineral

Concession Rules, Mines Rescue Rules-1984, Vocational Training Rules-1966, Indian Electricity Rules-

1956.

Rakesh and Prasad, Legislation in Indian Mines – A critical appraisal.

Singh, C.P. Occupational safety and health in industries and mines.

 

 

MN452 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN MINES (3-0-0) 3

Environmental problems due to mining. Land degradation. Pollution due to mining in terms of air and

water. Acid Mine Drainage, Socio-economic impacts. Control measures. Pollution due to noise and

vibrations. Reclamation of mined out and subsided areas. Mine closure. Environmental policies.

Environmental Management Plan. Environmental Impact Assessment. Risk Analysis. Disaster

management plan. Preparation of EMP for various mineral industries. Cost of environmental

management. Environmental audit.

Dhar, B.B., Environmental management of mining operations.

Chadwick et al., Pergamon press, Environmental impacts of coal mining and utilization

 

 

MN455 TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (3-0-0) 3

Role and importance of technology management. Status of technological advances; Technology life

cycle; Diffusion and growth of technology. Process technology development. Manufacturing practices.

Technology development and acquisition; Models of technology transfer; Technology support systems:

Financing, Venture capital; Criteria for evaluating R&D projects; Information systems; Organising for

technology at enterprise level. Management of technological innovations. Team approach. Organizational

culture; Managerial style and practices supportive of creativity; Role of managerial leadership; Building a

learning organization.

Rastogi, P.N. 1999; Management of technology and Innovation: Competing through technological

excellence, Sage Publications, New Delhi.

Drucker Peter, F. 1992; Managing for the Future: The 1990s and Beyond, Tata McGraw Hill, New

Delhi.

 

 

MN460 COAL WASHING AND HANDLING (3-0-0) 3

Coking and non-coking coal. Coal washeries, sink and float tests on coal, washability index, optimum

degree of washability and washability number, application of jigs, heavy media cyclone, Coal cleaning

techniques for fine coal and coarse coal, coal flotation, beneficiation of non-coking coal, automation and

quality control in preparation plants. Economics, Environmental management in coal preparation. Coal

gasification, liquefaction and new products from coal. homogenization and blending systems.

Weiss, N.L., Mineral processing Handbook- Volume-II, Published by SME, 1985.

Krishnamoorthy, K.K., Modern Ore Testing, Khanna Publishers, Delhi, 1983.

 

 

MN461 PRODUCTION DRILLING FOR OIL WELLS (3-0-0) 3

Geography of petroleum and natural gas. Characterisation of crude and natural gas deposits. Well

logging. Interpretation and use of information in petroleum and natural gas engineering. Drilling

technology for mining of crude and gas. Well completion and stimulation.

Chugh, C.P., Drilling Technology Handbook.

 

 

MN462 SEABED MINING (3-0-0) 3

Resources from the seabed, exploring and exploiting minerals from seabed, comparison of seabed mining

with traditional in-land mining. Mining systems- hydraulic mining, continuous line bucket (CLB) mining,

modular or shuttle mining systems. Alternative systems for deep sea mining, transport and processing.

Ore transfer technology. Environmental impact of seabed mining. Economics. Indian scene- phase wise

development of seabed mining, vessels for conducting survey and research, possible ore reserves.

Hartman, H.L., Introductory Mining Engineering; Wiley Interscience, New York, 1987.

Manjula, R. Shyam, Metals from the seabed: Prospects for Mining Polymetallic Nodules of India. Oxford

& IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1982.

 

 

MN463 PLANNING OF SURFACE MINING PROJECTS (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ: MN301

Preliminary investigations. Stages of planning. Feasibility Report. Planning inputs. Monitoring of

projects. Estimation of mine life. Openpit slope angles. Ultimate pit limit. Interrelation and planning of

unit operations. Transport and dumping subsystems. Ore Blending. Equipment selection. Design of haul

roads. Extraction methods for beach sand deposits, mining of developed coal seams, selective mining,

Estimation of profitability, productivity and quality control.

Opencast Mining Unit Operations by Rzhevsky, V.V., Mir Publishers

Opencast Mining Technology and Integrated Mechanisations by Rshensky V.V., Mir Publishers.

 

 

MN464 PLANNING OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINING

PROJECTS (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ: MN303

Objectives and Stages of Planning. Project report. Determination of mine parameters. Planning of

exploitation by Bord and Pillar and Longwall Mining. Selection of face and underground transport

equipment. Exploitation of thick coal seams. Planning and design layouts for ventilation, drainage and

power supply. Ventilation management. Productivity and quality control; Planning of deep underground

coal mines; Automation in underground coal mines.

Peng, S.S. Longwall Mining

Coal Mining, S.P. Mathur

 

 

MN465 PLANNING OF UNDERGROUND METAL MINING

PROJECTS (3-0-0)3 PREREQ: MN351

Planning and scheduling of insets, shaft bottoms, winding and transportation systems. Surface lay outs

including mill and concentrator plants. Determination of number and dimensions of stopes. Planning and

scheduling of a cycle of operations. Concept of ore blending. Overall planning and scheduling of

activities in metal mining and processing. Case studies of planning of mining operations.

Agoshkov M., et. Al., Mining of Ores and Non- Metallic Minerals, Mir Publishers, Moscow, 1983.

 

 

MN468 MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3

Mine accidents. Planning for safety. Safety analysis. Safety prevention. Information system and safety

audits. Hazard Control – engineering approach, systems approach. Hazard analysis. Safety management.

Economics of safety and cost-effectiveness. Occupational hazards in mines- occupational hygiene,

occupational diseases.

Ridley, J & Channing, J.; Safety at Work; Butterworth-Heinemaan, Oxford, 2001.

Rodgers, W.P.; Introduction to System Safety Engineering; John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1971.

Green, A.R.; Safety in Mines Research; A.A. Balkena; Rotterdam; 1985.

 

 

MN469 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MINING (3-0-0) 3

Development of algorithm and flow charts related to mining projects. Computer applications in ore

reserve estimation, pit limits determination, equipments selection, blast design, ventilation pllnning

Computer aided production planning and scheduling for surface mines.

Ram, R. V. et. al. Computers in mineral Industry, Oxford & IBH, 1994

Husterilid, Open pit mine planning and design, Bulkema, 1995.

 

 

MN490 SEMINAR (0-0-2) 1

This course is a 1 credit course during 5th and 6th semester. It consists of atleast 4 special lectures spread

over entire year, arranged or suggested by the hosting department and approved by DUGC.

 

 

MN499 MAJOR PROJECT- II (0-0-9) 6

The student will work on a topic of relevance to mining in depth and shall submit a report of the same at

the end of the semester

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