One & half year Specific Degree leading to M.tech
The one & half year curriculum for the M.Tech degree in Mining Engineering includes advance training and better exposureof mining industry to the students leading to specializaton in Mining Engineering. The courses structures are well simulated with the Research & Development activities in Mining and allied Industry. Some of the key courses include : Advanced MineVentilation, Geomechanics application in Mining Engg,Instrumentation & control etc.
According to merit through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conduted by IIT's and IISc every year for different disciplines.
Self - financing and sponsered candidates with minimum of two years relevant
experience in their fields.
SECOND (Spring) SEMESTER
List of Elective
Subjects - I & II (Any Two)
List of Elective Subjects - III
& IV (Any Two)
N.B : Students are also alloowed, in consultation
with their course advisor , to opt for subjects relevant to their course
from the existing courses of other departments of this institute.
Theories of rock failure. Stresses around mine excavations, their estimation by analytical and experimental methods and field measurements. Mine model analysis using equivalent material models. Design of mine excavations like drifts, shafts and stopes; pillar design. Theories of roof failure of small and large excavations. Mining subsidence, Bumps and rock bursts. Slope Stability Analysis.
Surface mining vs. ecological balance. Air pollution from surface mining and processing-monitoring, control and standards. Air pollution dispersion models. Water pollution – types, control and monitoring, ground water contamination. Noise and ground vibrations. Tailings dams design. Reclamation, Revegetation Environmental legislation, Environmental management plan, and Economics of mining environment control.
Automatic Control; Concept of static & dynamic characteristics; transfer function. Controllers ; On-off, PID, Cascade, Automatic control of mining and mineral processing machinery. Instrumentation; Functions of instrumentation. Characteristics of instruments. Sensors for measurement of displacement; vibration. Sensors for measurement process variables, viz. density; moisture; PH; flow; temperature; level; pressure, gas analyzers. Signal Processing, Telemetry. Display of data Intrinsically Safe DAS Introduction to computer & microprocessor control of mines, mineral processing systems.
Modern methods of testing of Geomechanical Properties of Rocks. Experiments on Rock cutting and drilling, Model Preparation and their testing, Photoelastic analysis of Mine Models, Determination of thermal properties of rocks.
Experiments to estimate water pollution parameters. Soil characterization, noise and vibration measurements. High volume sampler and air quality analysis.
Introduction to systems analysis and engineering. Operations research models, Dynamic programming applications. Markov process. Simulation of mining systems. Management information system. Reliability Computer methods in mine systems engineering.
Role of minerals in national economy. Mineral resources availability – Indian and global perspective. Theory of depletion – case for minerals. National and international trade in mineral commodities. Stockpiling conservation. Cartel price. Investments in mineral resources sector – Opportunities and risk. Mineral taxation. Mineral market structure.
Advanced treatment of aerodynamics. Psychrometry. Estimation of mine heat load and cooling loads. Climate prediction models. Design of air cooling systems and direct contact heat exchangers. Mine ventilation network analysis – graph theory fundamentals. Hardycross and linear theory models. Controlled flow. Ventilation thermodynamics. Tracer gas techniques. Controlled recirculation. Methane control. Ventilation planning with diesel and Raton.
Hands on experience in the utilization of softwares like SURPAC, GEOEAS, MIP83, GENO, SPSS, dBASE, Development of computer programs for mining related optimizations.
Experiments to determine rock thermal properties. Simulation of roadway heat flow. Shock loss estimation. Fan testing. Proximate analysis and other coal properties.
Advanced methods of designing surface mines, Optimization of pit geometry. Surface mining systems for flat and steep deposits – Dragline, Bucket wheel Excavators, Shovels. Pit slope design, Mineral quality control, Placer mining and Undersea mining.
Geostatistical concept, probability and statistics, Mineral inventory, Extension methods and application of classical statistics, Regularisation, Auxilliary functions, Liner Kriging methodology, Mining applications, Geostatistics for quality control, Basis of non-parametric geostatistics and indicator Kriging, GEOEAS Software.
Principles of planning, General principles of mine planning and design. Planning and design of mine reconstruction, and modernization of technological processes, planning and design of new mines, Optimization of mine parameters. Economic problems in mining investment. Detailed planning and design of unit operations, Planning and scheduling of mining operations.
Introduction to reliability concept, Basic probability theory, Application of reliability in mining systems, Probability distributions in reliability evaluations – reliability functions. The Poisson distribution, Weibull distribution, Series systems, Parallel systems, Partially redundant systems, Reliability allocation, Markov modeling, Application of F.T.A. and FMECA in mining systems, Maintenance and maintainability – definitions, Concepts and application, Maintainability Prediction.
Material Handling Plant Layout – Fundamentals of material handling plant layout, classical types of layout, evaluation and selection of material handling layout. Design of Bins and Hoppers – flow patterns, measurement of flow properties, design methods, feedery, dischargers, silos, chutes and gates. Bulk material sampling and weighing systems, Blending of bulk materials. Transportation inteface – Rail and water. Monitoring and control.
Safety concepts, Mine safety systems, Techniques and procedures used in safety analysis, Risk concepts, Fault tree and Event tree analysis, Database in mine safety, classification of mining accidents, Accident prevention, Loss control, Computer applications in systems safety.
General theories of rock cutting. Design of cutting tools for optimum penetration and wear characteristics. Mechanics of Rotary and percussive drilling, Mechanics of coal cutting tools. Drillability and machinability characteristics of rocks. Advances in rock cutting techniques. Mechanics of rock breakage in blasting. Design of blasting. Ground vibration due to blasting.
Terzaghi rock load classification. Rock structure rating. Rock mass rating. Q-system etc. Ground failure and pressure on supports. Mechanics of various support systems : Yielding – mechanical supports, Power supports, shield supports, Arch supports, concrete lining, Stowing/Back filling for strata control, Rock bolting, and cable bolting. Design of shaft support system.
Economic and technical aspects of Reclamation. Reclamation methods – back filling, outside dumps and their stability. Top soil handling. Assessment of soil productivity potential, Revegitation. Reclamation plan and landuse plan. General requirement of protection of hydrologic balance.
Physical and Geometrical Geodesy, Geodetic reference systems, Geophysics, Geodetic instrumentation and techniques. Theory and practical aspects of photogrammetry, Satellite imagery and their use in Cartography, Principle and design of plotting machines.