Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5650324
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mining Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA ERKAYAOLU
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5650317
The course set above should be completed before taking MINE324 ROCK FRAGMENTATION.

Course Content

Principles of rock penetration. Rock-bit interactions. Indentation and dragging. Specific energy. Prediction of penetration rate. Types of drilling and drill-bits. Machine selection. Theory of rock fragmentation by explosives. Commercial explosives, properties and selection. Initiating systems. Surface and underground blast design. Estimation of costs. Environmental effects of blasting.