• Technology & Engineering

Underground Mining Methods

Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies
Author: William A. Hustrulid,W. A. Hustrulid,Richard C. Bullock
Publisher: SME
ISBN: 0873351932
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 718
View: 5631
Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies presents the latest principles and techniques in use today. Reflecting the international and diverse nature of the industry, a series of mining case studies is presented covering the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world. Industry experts have contributed sections on General Mine Design Considerations; Room-and-Pillar Mining of Hard Rock/Soft Rock; Longwall Mining of Hard Rock; Shrinkage Stoping; Sublevel Stoping; Cut-and-Fill Mining; Sublevel Caving; Panel Caving; Foundations for Design; and Underground Mining Looks to the Future.

    • Science

Underground Mining Methods and Technology


Author: A.B. Szwilski,M.J. Richards
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444597131
Category: Science
Page: 485
View: 2656
This book contains high-quality papers from the principal mining research institutes of the USA, United Kingdom, India and South Africa, thus providing up-to-date coverage of underground mining and technology in the main mining areas of the world. The theme is mining in adverse conditions using state-of-the-art technology. A wide range of problems facing mining engineers is discussed, namely: thick seam working, mining under massive beds, highly productive room and pillar operations, water problems, ventilation, and electronics in longwall mining.

    • Technology & Engineering

Techniques in Underground Mining

Selections from Underground Mining Methods Handbook
Author: Richard E. Gertsch,Richard Lee Bullock
Publisher: SME
ISBN: 0873351630
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 823
View: 5992
This 800+ page book contains a wealth of information for mining students and industry professionals. It consists of selected material from the out-of-print industry standard, Underground Mining Methods Handbook. More than 40 chapters covering such underground mining topics as sampling, planning, reserve analysis, cost calculations, various methods of support, block and panel caving, and sublevel caving make up this comprehensive text. Numerous tables and figures enhance the extensive material found in each chapter. An excellent teaching tool and source book, Techniques in Underground Mining is a must for any mining student or engineer.

    • Ground control (Mining)

Underground Mining Methods


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ground control (Mining)
Page: 120
View: 2375



    • Science

Rock Mechanics

For Underground Mining
Author: B. H. G. Brady
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401165017
Category: Science
Page: 528
View: 4308
Rock mechanics is a field of applied science which has become recognised as a coherent engineering discipline within the last two decades. It consists of a body of knowledge of the mechanical properties of rock, various techniques for the analysis of rock stress under some imposed perturbation, a set of established principles expressing rock mass response to load, and a logical methodology for applying these notions and techniques to real physical prob lems. Some of the areas where application of rock mechanics concepts have been demonstrated to be of industrial value include surface and subsurface construction, mining and other methods of mineral recovery, geothermal energy recovery and subsurface hazardous waste isolation. In many cases, the pressures of industrial demand for rigour and precision in project or process design have led to rapid evolution of the engineering discipline, and general improvement in its basis in both the geosciences and engineering mechanics. An intellectual commitment in some outstanding research centres to the proper development of rock mechanics has now resulted in a capacity for engineering design in rock not conceivable two decades ago. Mining engineering is an obvious candidate for application of rock mechanics principles in the design of excavations generated by mineral extrac tion. A primary concern in mining operations, either on surface or underground, is loosely termed 'ground control', i. e.

    • Technology & Engineering

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition

Methods, Techniques and Equipment
Author: Ratan Raj Tatiya
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415621194
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 904
View: 6656
Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are described for various operations: tunnelling, drifting, raising, sinking, stoping, quarrying, surface mining, liquidation and mass blasting as well as construction of large subsurface excavations such as caverns and underground chambers. The design, planning and development of excavations are treated in a separate chapter. Especially featured are methodologies to select stoping methods through incremental analysis. Furthermore, this edition encompasses comprehensive sections on mining at ‘ultra depths’, mining difficult deposits using non-conventional technologies, mineral inventory evaluation (ore – reserves estimation) and mine closure. Concerns over Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environment and loss prevention, and sustainable development are also addressed in advocating a solution to succeed within a scenario of global competition and recession. This expanded second edition has been wholly revised, brought fully up-to-date and includes (wherever feasible) the latest trends and best practices, case studies, global surveys and toolkits as well as questions at the end of each chapter. This volume will now be even more appealing to students in earth sciences, geology, and in civil, mining and construction engineering, to practicing engineers and professionals in these disciplines as well as to all with a general or professional interest in surface and underground excavations.

    • Technology & Engineering

Introductory Mining Engineering


Author: Howard L. Hartman,Jan M. Mutmansky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471348511
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 570
View: 7276
Hartman (mining engineering, U. of Alabama) and Mutmansky (emeritus, mining engineering, Pennsylvania State U. at University Park) have two primary aims in the presentation of the second edition of their mining textbook: to familiarize readers with the minerals industry and to aid in the selection of the optimal methods for the specified conditions. To achieve those goals they present 14 chapters covering mining and its consequences, prospecting and exploration, development and exploitation, unit operations of mining, surface mine development, mechanical extraction methods, aqueous extraction methods, underground mine development, unsupported and supported methods in underground mining, caving methods, and novel methods and technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

    • Technology & Engineering

Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping


Author: Ernesto Villaescusa
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482211890
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 541
View: 3275
The first comprehensive work on one of the most important underground mining methods worldwide, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping presents topics according to the conventional sublevel stoping process used by most mining houses, in which a sublevel stoping geometry is chosen for a particular mining method, equipment availability, and work force experience. Summarizing state-of-the-art practices encountered during his 25+ years of experience at industry-leading underground mines, the author: Covers the design and operation of sublevel open stoping, including variants such as bench stoping Discusses increases in sublevel spacing due to advances in the drilling of longer and accurate production holes, as well as advances in explosive types, charges, and initiation systems Considers improvements in slot rising through vertical crater retreat, inverse drop rise, and raise boring Devotes a chapter to rock mass characterization, since increases in sublevel spacing have meant that larger, unsupported stope walls must stand without collapsing Describes methodologies to design optimum open spans and pillars, rock reinforcement of development access and stope walls, and fill masses to support the resulting stope voids Reviews the sequencing of stoping blocks to minimize in situ stress concentrations Examines dilution control action plans and techniques to back-analyze and optimize stope wall performance Featuring numerous case studies from the world-renowned Mount Isa Mines and examples from underground mines in Western Australia, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping is both a practical reference for industry and a specialized textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate mining studies.

    • Science

Geomechanical Processes during Underground Mining

School of Underground Mining 2012
Author: Volodymyr Bondarenko,Iryna Kovalevs'ka,Mykhaylo Illiashov,Genadiy Pivnyak
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203073274
Category: Science
Page: 300
View: 4765
This volume deals with economic aspects of mining companies’ development strategies, various mineral deposits development techniques, imitational modeling of mine workings with rock massif, methane extraction technologies during coal mining, geomechanical processes during plow mining, mining transport importance for mineral extraction, massif strain-stress state management using non-explosive destructing materials, and surface mining's detrimental influence on the environment. Special attention is paid to alternative ways of mining, such as borehole underground coal gasification for extraction of hardly accessible coal and development of gasification plant and development and use of alternative sources of energy such as gas hydrates and sun energy are also disucssed in this book. This collection of scientific papers will be of interest to mining engineers, engineering technicians, designers, scientific and research personnel, students, postgraduates, and all mining-related professionals working in the coal and ore industry.

    • Mine drainage

Incentive and Abandoned Underground Mines

Water Pollution Prevention and Control
Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mine drainage
Page: 338
View: 6417

    • Computers

New Trends in Applied Artificial Intelligence

20th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems. IEA/AIE 2007, Kyoto, Japan, June 26-29, 2007, Proceedings
Author: Hiroshi G. Okuno,Moonis Ali
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540733256
Category: Computers
Page: 1198
View: 4116
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2007, held in Kyoto, Japan. Coverage includes text processing, fuzzy system applications, real-world interaction, data mining, machine learning chance discovery and social networks, e-commerce, heuristic search application systems, and other applications.

    • Technology & Engineering

Mine Planning and Equipment Selection

Proceedings of the 22nd MPES Conference, Dresden, Germany, 14th – 19th October 2013
Author: Carsten Drebenstedt,Raj Singhal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 331902678X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1517
View: 8110
This edited volume includes all papers presented at the 22nd International Conference on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES), Dresden, Germany, 2013. Mineral Resources are needed for almost all processes of modern life, whilst the mining industry is facing strict requirements regarding efficiency and sustainability. The research papers in this volume deal with the latest developments and research results in the fields of mining, machinery, automatization and environment protection.

    • Coal

Principles and Practices of Modern Coal Mining


Author: R. D. Singh
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122409741
Category: Coal
Page: 696
View: 7614
Principles And Practices Of Modern Coal Mining Is A Comprehensive Text Book On The Theory And Practice Of Coal Mining. It Highlights The Principles And Describes The Modern Techniques Of Surface And Underground Coal Mining Citing Examples From India And Abroad. It Deals With The Exploitation Of Coal Seams Of Different Thicknesses And Dips Occurring In A Variety Of Conditions. Emerging Technologies Of Coal Mining And Their Applications Have Also Been Amply Discussed.After An Introductory Chapter Tracing The History Of Coal Mining And The Development Of Coal Mining Industry In Different Principal Coal ProducingCountries And Highlighting The Emerging Technologies Of Coal Mining The World Over, The Book Offers A Chapter By Chapter Discussion Of The State Of Art Of Underground And Surface Coal Mining Technology.Every Aspect Of Science Of Coal Mining From Geological Occurrence And Exploration To Planning And Exploitation Of Coal Seams, Including Management Of Environment Has Been Scrutinised By The Author. For The Professionals In The Coal Industry As Well As To The Planners, Researchers And Students Of Mining Engineering, The Book Will Be A Useful Reference.

    • Science

Water Management at Abandoned Flooded Underground Mines

Fundamentals, Tracer Tests, Modelling, Water Treatment
Author: Christian Wolkersdorfer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540773313
Category: Science
Page: 465
View: 7926
This book addresses the processes related to mine abandonment from a hydrogeological perspective and provides a comprehensive presentation of water management and innovative tracer techniques for flooded mines. After an introduction to the relevant hydrogeochemical processes the book gives detailed information about mine closure procedures. The book also includes case studies and hints, and some new methodologies for conducting tracer tests in flooded mines.