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MMP418

Tunneling

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5

Content: Mechanization prerequirements for mines, tunnels, planning. Site investigations. NATM, impact hammers, support. Cutters, cutting mechanics, specific energy, performance prediction. Coal cutters, continuous miners, ploughs, shearers, roadheaders. Longwall, shortwall, room and pillar, metallic mine mechanization. TBMs, EPB-TBMs, Slurry-TBMs, microtunnelling methods. Backup equipments. Shaft and raise boring machines. Mechanization of metro excavations. Latest developments, applications in mechanical excavation for mining, tunnelling.

TextBook:

  • The instructor lecture notes.