MINING ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
Instructor: Dr. Vilem PETR email@example.com Teaching assistant: William firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tuesday 6:00 to 7:00 PM or by appointment, room BB 142 Office Hours: Any time as needed basis
Class time and Location: The class will meet on Tuesday from (will be determine) in Brown Building room 125 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM
This course gives students in engineering or applied science an introduction to drilling and blasting for rock fragmentation. Theory and application of rock drilling: principles of rock penetration, rock-bit interactions, specific energy, prediction of penetration rate, types of drilling and drill-bits, machine selection. Theory of rock fragmentation by explosives as well as theory of of crushing and grinding . Design of blast for surface and underground excavation will be discussed with specific interest in fragmentation optimization and environmental effect control. Will have one guest speakers.
Text Book: ( Drilling and Blasting of Rock by: Carlos Lopez Jimeno. Emilio Lopez Jimeno and Franciso Javier Ayala Carcedo, Geomining Technological Institute of Spain, 1995 )
Reference Book: Rock Blasting and Explosives Engineering by: Per-Anders Persson, R. Holmberg & J. Lee, CRC Press, 1994
Syllabus: Topics as presented in the text book
Course Structure and Grading:
Regular class attendance and timely completion of assigned homework is required. Homework is assigned on covered material basis. Reading assignments shown on the class schedule should be completed before each class.
|EXAM @ 20% each (max. 2exams including midterm)||35%|
|Final Presentation and Oral Exam||25%|
|Homework, Short Quizzes||45%|
Course Grading will be as Follows:
|Grade of A||90 - 100%|
|Grade of B||80 - 89%|
|Grade of C||70 - 79%|
|Grade of D||60 -69%|
|Grade of F||< 60%|
Homework /Quizzes, Projects and Presentation:
Mine/Quarry Trip reports(1or 2) , Quizzes( on beginning of the each lecture) , Group projects with final report and presentations (PowerPoint presentation 20 -30 minutes) All homework are to be presented on blank side of regular E-2 paper and are to be submitted at the beginning of the class period. Since calculations are normally permanent records which may be reviewed by other, it is important that they be neat and arranged in orderly fashion so that each step in the computation can be readily followed.