Rock Fragmentation Engineering

Course Name: 

Rock Fragmentation Engineering (MN411)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

03 (3-0-0)


Drillability indices. Specific energy. Drilling costs. Determination of drill availability and utilization.
Bulk explosive systems. Substitutes for explosives. Blast design. Mechanisms of rock fragmentation due
to blasting. Fragmentation prediction and assessment. Theory of shaped charges. Recent advances in
blasting techniques in both underground and surface mines. Special techniques of blasting. Underwater
blasting. Environmental effects and their control. Controlled blasting techniques. Economic evaluation of
blasting operations.


Konya, C.G. Blast design. Persson, Rock fragmentation.

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

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