Ground Control Engineering

Course Name: 

Ground Control Engineering (MN403)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)


Definition and concepts of ground control in mines; State of stress in underground openings- premining
and induced stresses, influence of water, time, temperature on stress behaviour. Design of structure in
rock. Design of pillars, open pit slopes, waste dumps and embankments. Underground supports:
Conventional and powered supports. Rock reinforcement design. Subsidence- Concept, prediction and
determination, measurement techniques, subsidence damage and its prevention. Rock bursts and bumps –
mechanisms, prediction and estimation of damage.


Obert L. and Duvall W.I. – Rock mechanics and the design of structures in rocks; Wiley New York, 1967. Peng – Coal mine ground control ; John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1978.Biron C. and Arioglue E- design of supports in mines; John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1983.


Mining Engineering

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 Dr. K. Ram Chandar,

 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

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