Advanced Underground Coal Mining Technology

Course Name: 

Advanced Underground Coal Mining Technology (MI410)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

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Planning considerations for inclines and shafts, considerations for their location and construction. Location of shaft using sieve analysis; Design of shaft pillar. Bord & pillar mining- design of pillar, design of panel, barrier pillar. Planning inputs for development and depillaring by continuous miners. Longwall face support and machinery, Extraction of pillars in thick and steep seams with caving and stowing. Planning inputs for longwall panel. Selection design and development of most suitable mining method based on Physico - mechanical properties. Production planning. Production cost estimation. Punch entries. High wall mining. Caving characteristics of roof rocks. Shield Mining. 


Singh, R.D. Principles and Practices of Modern Coal Mining, 1997, ISBN 81-224-0974-1
Singh, T.N., Thick seam Mining, Oxford & IBH, 1992.
Vorbjev & Deshmukh, Advanced Coal Mining, Tata McGill, 1988.
Mathur, S.P., Advanced Coal Mining, M.S. Enterprises Bilaspur, 1999.


Mining Engineering

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