Department of Mining Engineering
< SUB NO NAME OF THE SUBJECT L-T-P CR 282002 Principles of Surveying 3-0-0 3 282004 Development of Mineral Deposits 3-1-0 4 282902 Principles of Surveying Lab 0-0-3 2 283001 Ventilation and Climate Control 3-1-0 4 283002 Underground Environmental Hazards 3-0-0 3 283003 Underground Coal Mining 3-0-0 3 283004 Mining Machinery 3-1-0 4 283005 Mine Surveying 3-0-0 3 283006 Geomechanics Applications 3-1-0 4 283007 Underground Metal Mining 3-0-0 3 283008 Optimisation Techniques in Min. Ind. 3-1-0 4 283009 Geomechanics 3-0-0 3 283010 Surface Mining 3-1-0 4 283601 Rockmechanics 3-0-0 3 283602 Rock Excavation 3-0-0 3 283603 Elements of Photogrammetry and Rem Sen 3-0-0 3 283604 Tunneling 3-0-0 3 283801 Industrial Training (end of II Yr.) ----- 2 283802 Field Trips - III Yr Winter Vacation ----- 1 283901 Ventilation and Climate Control Lab 0-0-3 2 283902 Underground Env Hazards Lab 0-0-3 2 283903 Geomechanics Lab 0-0-3 2 283904 Mining Machinery Lab 0-0-3 2 283905 Mine Surveying Lab 0-0-3 2 283906 Comprehensive Viva ----- 2 284001 Materials Handling Systems 3-0-0 3 284002 Economics of Mining Enterprises 3-0-0 3 284003 Computer Applications in Min. Ind. 3-0-0 3 284004 Environmental Pollution Control 3-0-0 3 284005 Legislation And Mine Safety 3-0-0 3 284006 Principles of Mine Planning 3-0-0 3 284007 Advanced Underground Coal Mining 3-0-0 3 284008 Geostatistics 3-0-0 3 284009 Advanced Underground Metal Mining 3-0-0 3 284010 Mine Systems Analysis & Design 3-0-0 3 284011 Advanced Surface Mining 3-0-0 3 284012 Reliability & Safety Engineering 3-0-0 3 284014 Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing 3-0-0 3 284701 Project 0-0-6 4 284702 Project 0-0-6 4 284801 Industrial Training (end of III Yr.) ----- 2 284802 Field Trip and Survey Camp ----- 2 284902 Environmental Pollution Control Lab 0-0-3 2 284903 Computer Applications Lab 0-0-3 2 284905 Seminar 0-0-3 2 284906 Comprehensive Viva ----- 2 282002 Principles of Surveying (3-0-0) 3 Credits Chain, compass, and plane table surveying. Levelling instruments, ordinary and precise levelling. Theodolites, traversing, trilateration, and triangulation. Tacheometry. Contouring. Electronic distance measuring instruments, gyrotheodolites, and other developments in instrumentation and techniques. Errors and adjustments. 282004 Development of Mineral Deposits (3-1-0) 4 Credits Introduction to mining technology. Rock drilling, exploratory diamond drilling, and production drilling. Classification and properties of explosives, detonators, detonating cords, and nonel detonators. Blasting practices in underground and surface mines. Mine entries, issues of location, size and shape. Conventional and special methods of shaft sinking, shaft lining, deepening and widening of shafts. 282902 Principles of Surveying Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits Practical work based on topics in 282002. 283001 Ventilation and Climate Control (3-1-0) 4 Credits Thermal environment and psychrometry. Heat stress estimation. Mine head load sources and analysis. Geothermal heat transfer. Design of air cooling systems. Assessment, control and physiological effects of mine dust. Mechanics of air flow distribution and control. Natural ventilation. Theory of fans, fan types, characteristics, and selection. Fan laws, fan drives, and installation. Ventilation surveys, instruments, and ventilation planning. Auxiliary ventilation. Tunnel ventilation. Controlled recirculation. 283010 Underground Environmental Hazards (3-0-0) 3 Credits Mine gases - properties, physiological effects, occurrence, detection, and monitoring. Degassification of coal seams. Sampling and analysis of mine atmosphere. Mine fires. Explosions from firedamp and coal dust. Rescue and recovery. Inundation of mines and dewatering. Mine illumination. Noise control. Occupational health of miners. 283003 Underground Coal Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits Inseam and horizon mining systems. Pillar mining methods, applications, layout, development, and extraction by conventional and continuous mining methods. Pillar mining for contiguous seams.Longwall mining applications, layout, development, and extraction by partially and fully mechanised methods. Selection of methods of mining. Hydraulic stowing. Special methods of mining thick and steep seams. 283004 Mining Machinery (3-1-0) 4 Credits Principles and basic design features of mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic power transmission. Cutting and winning machines for coal. Electric, pneumatic and hydraulic drills, drill steels and bits. Drilling rigs and jumbos. Mine pumps and water pumping system. Wire ropes. Safety devices. Cages, skips, and shaft fittings. Mine cars and man riding systems. 283005 Mine Surveying (3-0-0) 3 Credits Correlation of underground and surface survey. Measurement of depth of shafts. Setting out curves, stope surveying, openpit surveying, and subsidence surveying. Mine plans, projections, and models. Special mine surveys. Elements of Photogrammetry and field astronomy. 283006 Geomechanics Applications (3-1-0) 4 Credits Theories of rock fragmentaion - rock cutting and blasting. Mechanics of rock burst. Subsidence. Stability of slopes. Instrumentation and measurement of insitu stresses and rock strength. Photoelasticity and scale model studies. Basics of numerical methods in geomechanics with applications. 283007 Underground Metal Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits Classification and choice of stoping methods. Vertical, inclined and lateral development for different stoping methods. Methods of stoping - open, overhand, underhand and breast stoping. Sublevel stoping. Shrinkage stoping. Cut and fill methods. Ore breaking. Handling of broken ore, waste and material in stopes. Stope mechanisation. Ore drawing system. 283008 Optimisation Techniques in Mineral Industry (3-1-0) 4 Credits Linear programming - concepts, graphical solutions, simplex method, primal-dual models, sensitivity analysis, transportation and assignment problems. Network analysis - problems of shortest path, minimal spanning tree, maximal flow, CPM and PERT. Dynamic programming and stagecoach problem. Discrete and continuous probability distributions, stochastic process and Markov chains. Basic queueing models with constant arrival and service rates. Inventory models. 283009 Geomechanics (3-0-0) 3 Credits Physico-mechanical properties of rocks. Elastic and time dependent behaviour. Rock mass classification. Theories of rock failure. Stress analysis. Insitu stresses and stress distribution around mine openings. Ground failure and pressure on supports. Stability of wide openings. Mechanics of bumps. Design of supports in mine workings. 283002 Surface Mining (3-1-0) 4 Credits Surface mine layouts. Methods of opening of deposits. Design of benches. Methods and equipment for drilling, blasting, excavation, loading, and transportation. Continuous mining systems. Stability of slopes. Placer mining , ground sluicing, hydraulic mining, dredging. Dimensional stone mining. 283601 Rockmechanics (3-0-0) 3 Credits Classification of rocks. Physico-mechanical properties of rocks and their testing methods. Elastic and time dependent behaviour of rocks. Theories of rock failure. Stress analysis in rocks. Insitu stress measurements. Stresses around underground openings. Design of earth dams and embankments. 283602 Rock excavation (3-0-0) 3 Credits Design of excavated slopes - types of failures, analysis, and improvement of stability. Rock drilling - percussive and rotary drilling. Drilling equipment. Rock fragmentation by blasting, explosive types and blasting techniques. Earth moving equipment, including power shovels, draglines, front-end loaders, bucket wheel excavators. Rail, truck and conveyor transport systems. 283603 Elements of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (3-0-0) 3 Credits Introduction to photogrammetry, basic mathematics, optical aspects. Principles of photography, aerial camera, vertical and oblique photographs. Stereoscopic viewing, parallax, stereoscopic plotting instruments. Radial line plotting. Planning aerial photographs. Terrestrial and analytical photogrammetry. Remote Sensing, introduction and applications. 283604 Tunnelling (3-0-0) 3 Credits Shape, size and location of tunnels; tunneling methods; tunnelling operations; drilling and blasting, loading, transportation, ventilation, drainage and lining. Continuous tunnelling machines. Tunnelling through loose and unconsolidated and water-bearing formations. Analysis of stresses in and around tunnels. 283801 Industrial Training (end of II Yr.) ------ 2 Credits Training in one or two select mines for eight weeks during summer. 283802 Field Trips - III Yr Winter Vacation ------ 1 Credit Guided visit to coal mines and associated institutions for a period of two weeks. 283901 Ventilation and Climate Control Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits Practical work based on topics in 283001. 283902 Underground Environmental Hazards Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits Practical wotk based on topics in 283010. 283903 Geomechanics Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits Practical work based on the topics in 283009. 283904 Mining Machinery Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits Practical work based on topics in 283004. 283905 Mine Surveying Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits Practical work based on topics in 283005. 283906 Comprehensive Viva Voce I (-----) 2 Credits Viva based on the coverage upto the end of third year. 284001 Materials Handling Systems (3-0-0) 3 Credits Construction and design of belt, chain, and steel plate conveyors. Rope and locomotive haulage. Scrapers. Aerial ropeways. Mine hoists - kinematics, dynamics, safety, and control devices. Trackless vehicles - loaders, shuttle cars, and LHDs. Hydraulic transport systems. 284002 Economics of Mining Enterprises (3-0-0) 3 Credits Introduction to mineral industry in India. Organisation of mining enterprises. Mining finance. Mine productivity. Costing and cost accounting in mines. Examination of mineral properties. Theory and procedure of sampling. Reserve estimation. Simple discounted cash flow concept. Mine valuation. Statutory provisions relating to mineral concession and conservation rules. Royalty. Taxation. 284003 Computer Applications in Mineral Industry (3-0-0) 3 Credits Discrete event simulation and related statistical concepts. Simulation of longwall mining and openpit transportation systems. Reliability models. Basics of management information systems. Mine ventilation network analysis. Truck dispatching systems. Ultimate pit design models. Production scheduling for grade control. Overview of blast simulation packages, integrated mining software, expert systems, geographical information systems and GPS with special reference to mineral industry. 284004 Environmental Pollution Control (3-0-0) 3 Credits Environment versus development. Visual impact. Air pollution, parameters, dispersion and control. Fugitive dust in surface mining. Effects of mining and mineral processing on surface and ground water pollution. Blast vibrations. Tailings disposal. Reclamation. Revegetation. Environmental impact assessment. 284005 Legislation and Mine Safety (3-0-0) 3 Credits Principal provisions of Mines Act, Mines Rules, Coal Mine Regulations, Metalliferous Mine Regulations, and their interpretations. Indian Electricity Rules. Mine Vocational Training rules. Mine Rescue rules, pit-head Bath rules. Circulars of DGMS. Introduction to Mine Safety. Mine accidents, reports and records. Accident investigation and analysis. 284006 Principles of Mine Planning (3-0-0) 3 Credits Principles of planning. Features of mine planning. Short range and long range planning. Considerations in the development of a mining field. Optimisation of mine entry location, level interval, face length, panel size, etc. Surface layout design. Transportation planning. Preperation of feasibilty reports and DPR. 284007 Advanced Underground Coal Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits Advanced treatment of mining methods and face mechanisation in bord and pillars and longwall mining. Layout of faces, face equipment including winning, conveying, and supporting systems their selection and organisation. Techniques of mining steeply inclined and thick seams. Hydraulic mining of coal seams. 284008 Geostatistics (3-0-0) 3 Credits Review of classical statistical concepts. Basics of 3-dimensional mineral inventory development. Regionalised variables. Variogram modelling. Regularisation, auxiliary functions, linear Kriging methodology and applications. Variance volume relationship. Geostatistics for quality control. Basics of non-parametric geostatistics, and indicator Kriging. Introduction to GEOEAS software. 284009 Advanced Underground Metal Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits High productivity stoping methods including blasthole stoping, VCR, and caving methods. Design and consturction of special underground excavations - shaft pockets, orebins, ore transfer points, crusher chamber, ramp, spiral, and decline. Stope fills - preperation, transportation and filling. Stope design - development and production planning. Methods of pillar extraction. Solution mining. Under-sea mining. 284010 Mine System Analysis and Design (3-0-0) 3 Credits Introduction to systems analysis, planning, and decision making process. Project feasibility study, fact finding techniques, data flow diagram, decision tree, and decision tables. Systems design. Computer aided systems analysis. File organisation, and database development. Mining systems and subsystems and their integraion in opencast and underground mining. 284011 Advanced Surface Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits Openpit planning, optimisation of surface geometry and output. Advanced methods for flat and inclined deposits. Advanced treatment of earth and rock excavation, mineral and waste handling techniques and equipment. Drilling and blasting designs. Waste disposal,dumps and tailings dams. Land reclamation. Pit slope design. Continuous surface mining. 284012 Reliability and Safety Engineering (3-0-0) 3 Credits Reliability engineering concepts and statistical review. Network modelling and evaluation of simple systems. Safety engineering. Systems analysis of mine safety. Accident database. Risk analysis of mine accidents. Reliability of mine safety systems. 284014 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (3-0-0) 3 Credits Introduction to photogrammetry, basic mathematics, and optical aspects. Principles of photography, aerial cameras, vertical and oblique photographs. Stereoscopic viewing, stereoscopic parallax, and radial line plotting. Terrestrial and aerial photogrammetry. Planning aerial photogrphy. Remote sensing fundamentals and applications. 284801 Industrial Training (end of III Yr) 2 Credits Training in one or two select mines for eight weeks during summer. 284802 Field Trips and Survey Camp 2 Credits Guided visit to select opencast mines and two weeks mine surveying camp. 284902 Environmental Pollution Control Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits Practical work based on the topics in 284006. 284903 Computer Applications Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits Practical work based on the topics in 284003. 284906 Comprehensive Viva Voce II 2 Credits Viva comprising the four year BTech course work.
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