Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Ratan Raj Tatiya
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 906
  • Relase : 2013-05-13
  • ISBN : 9780415621199

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition Book Review:

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are described for various operations: tunnelling, drifting, raising, sinking, stoping, quarrying, surface mining, liquidation and mass blasting as well as construction of large subsurface excavations such as caverns and underground chambers. The design, planning and development of excavations are treated in a separate chapter. Especially featured are methodologies to select stoping methods through incremental analysis. Furthermore, this edition encompasses comprehensive sections on mining at ‘ultra depths’, mining difficult deposits using non-conventional technologies, mineral inventory evaluation (ore – reserves estimation) and mine closure. Concerns over Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environment and loss prevention, and sustainable development are also addressed in advocating a solution to succeed within a scenario of global competition and recession. This expanded second edition has been wholly revised, brought fully up-to-date and includes (wherever feasible) the latest trends and best practices, case studies, global surveys and toolkits as well as questions at the end of each chapter. This volume will now be even more appealing to students in earth sciences, geology, and in civil, mining and construction engineering, to practicing engineers and professionals in these disciplines as well as to all with a general or professional interest in surface and underground excavations.

Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock

Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock
  • Author : E. Hoek,P.K. Kaiser,W.F. Bawden
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2000-01-01
  • ISBN : 9054101865

Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock Book Review:

The safe and economical construction of tunnels, mines, and other subterranean works depends on the correct choice of support systems to ensure that the excavations are stable. These support systems should be matched to the characterstics of the rock mass and the excavation techniques adopted. Establishing the support requirements, designing support systems and installing these correctly are essential elements in safe underground construction. This is a comprehensive and practical work which also gives access to user-friendly computer programmes which enable the investigation and design of support techniques. Details on how to obtain this software are also included in the book.

The Art of Finding Springs, 2nd Edition

The Art of Finding Springs, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Abbé Paramelle
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Pages : 127
  • Relase : 2019-05-16
  • ISBN : 9780813725390

The Art of Finding Springs, 2nd Edition Book Review:

Abbé Paramelle (1790-1875) published The Art of Finding Springs in 1856 as a how-to manual for finding groundwater. Paramelle began his field research into springs on a karst plateau in southwestern France. Between 1833 and 1854, upon request, Paramelle explored 40 of France's departments and found groundwater in 10,000 places based on his observational method, which used geology and geomorphology, at a time when these sciences were in their infancy. Paramelle's method was used until the 1970s to find groundwater in the French Department of Lot. Although the book was translated into German and Spanish in the mid-1800s, this is the first English translation. The translator has included detailed notes and an introduction providing extensive historical background about this largely unknown hydrogeologist.

Mineral Resources

Mineral Resources
  • Author : Manuel Bustillo Revuelta
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 653
  • Relase : 2017-08-23
  • ISBN : 9783319587608

Mineral Resources Book Review:

This comprehensive textbook covers all major topics related to the utilization of mineral resources for human activities. It begins with general concepts like definitions of mineral resources, mineral resources and humans, recycling mineral resources, distribution of minerals resources across Earth, and international standards in mining, among others. Then it turns to a classification of mineral resources, covering the main types from a geological standpoint. The exploration of mineral resources is also treated, including geophysical methods of exploration, borehole geophysical logging, geochemical methods, drilling methods, and mineral deposit models in exploration. Further, the book addresses the evaluation of mineral resources, from sampling techniques to the economic evaluation of mining projects (i.e. types and density of sampling, mean grade definition and calculation, Sichel’s estimator, evaluation methods – classical and geostatistical, economic evaluation – NPV, IRR, and PP, estimation of risk, and software for evaluating mineral resources). It subsequently describes key mineral resource exploitation methods (open pit and underground mining) and the mineral processing required to obtain saleable products (crushing, grinding, sizing, ore separation, and concentrate dewatering, also with some text devoted to tailings dams). Lastly, the book discusses the environmental impact of mining, covering all the aspects of this very important topic, from the description of diverse impacts to the environmental impact assessment (EIA), which is essential in modern mining projects.

Stability Analysis and Modelling of Underground Excavations in Fractured Rocks

Stability Analysis and Modelling of Underground Excavations in Fractured Rocks
  • Author : Jian Zhao,Weishen Zhu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 2003-12-18
  • ISBN : 0080541631

Stability Analysis and Modelling of Underground Excavations in Fractured Rocks Book Review:

Provides practical solutions to the challenge of modeling and analyzing rock masses Consolidates a wealth of previously published technical papers on the subject and introduces previously unseen material This authoritative title is a key reference for any Geo-engineer. Rock masses differ considerably from man-made materials, and their properties can vary with location, direction and time. As a result there is a critical need to capture these variations via modeling and analysis. Zhu and Zhao provide an expert introduction to the techniques and analytical methods needed for studying underground excavations in fractured rock masses. The book brings together previously published and new material to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date reference. Provides practical solutions to the challenge of modeling and analyzing rock masses Consolidates a wealth of previously published technical papers on the subject and introduces previously unseen material

SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Third Edition

SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Third Edition
  • Author : Peter Darling
  • Publisher : SME
  • Pages : 1840
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780873352642

SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Third Edition Book Review:

This third edition of the SME Mining Engineering Handbook reaffirms its international reputation as "the handbook of choice" for today's practicing mining engineer. It distills the body of knowledge that characterizes mining engineering as a disciplinary field and has subsequently helped to inspire and inform generations of mining professionals.Virtually all of the information is original content, representing the latest information from more than 250 internationally recognized mining industry experts. Within the handbook's 115 thought-provoking chapters are current topics relevant to today's mining professional: Analyzing how the mining and minerals industry will develop over the medium and long term--why such changes are inevitable, what this will mean in terms of challenges, and how they could be managed Explaining the mechanics associated with the multifaceted world of mine and mineral economics, from the decisions associated with how best to finance a single piece of high-value equipment to the long-term cash-flow issues associated with mine planning at a mature operation Describing the recent and ongoing technical initiatives and engineering developments in relation to robotics, automation, acid rock drainage, block caving optimization, or process dewatering methods Examining in detail the methods and equipment available to achieve efficient, predictable, and safe rock breaking, whether employing a tunnel boring machine for development work, mineral extraction using a mobile miner, or cast blasting at a surface coal operation Identifying the salient points that dictate which is the safest, most efficient, and most versatile extraction method to employ, as well as describing in detail how each alternative is engineered Discussing the impacts that social and environmental issues have on mining from the pre-exploration phase to end-of-mine issues and beyond, and how to manage these two increasingly important factors to the benefit of both the mining companies and other stakeholders

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Second Edition

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Second Edition
  • Author : William G. Pariseau
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 698
  • Relase : 2011-09-29
  • ISBN : 9780415893398

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Second Edition Book Review:

This comprehensive introduction to rock mechanics treats the basics of rock mechanics in a clear and straightforward manner and discusses important design problems in terms of the mechanics of materials. This extended second edition includes an additional chapter on rock bursts and bumps, a part on basic dynamics, and numerous additional examples and exercises throughout the chapters. Developed for a complete class in rock engineering, Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Second Edition uniquely combines the design of surface and underground rock excavations and addresses: Rock slope stability in surface excavations, from planar block and wedge slides to rotational and toppling failures Shaft and tunnel stability, ranging from naturally supported openings to analysis and design of artificial support and reinforcement systems Entries and pillars in stratified ground Three-dimensional caverns, with an emphasis on cable bolting and backfill Geometry and forces of chimney caving, combination support, and trough subsidence Rock bursts and bumps in underground excavations, with a focus on dynamic phenomena and on fast and sometimes catastrophic failures The numerous exercises and examples familiarize the reader with solving basic practical problems in rock mechanics through various design analysis techniques and their applications. Supporting the main text, appendices provide supplementary information about rock, joint, and composite properties, rock mass classification schemes, useful formulas, and an extensive literature list. The large selection of problems at the end of each chapter can be used for homework assignments. Explanatory and illustrative in character, this volume is suited for courses in rock mechanics, rock engineering and geological engineering design for undergraduate and first-year graduate students in mining, civil engineering, and applied earth sciences. Moreover, it will form a good introduction to the subject of rock mechanics for earth scientists and engineers from other disciplines.

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook, Second Edition

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook, Second Edition
  • Author : Richard Zurawski
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1756
  • Relase : 2014-11-07
  • ISBN : 9781138001497

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook, Second Edition Book Review:

Featuring contributions from major technology vendors, industry consortia, and government and private research establishments, the Industrial Communication Technology Handbook, Second Edition provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of wire- and wireless-based specialized communication networks used in plant and factory automation, automotive applications, avionics, building automation, energy and power systems, train applications, and more. New to the Second Edition: 46 brand-new chapters and 21 substantially revised chapters Inclusion of the latest, most significant developments in specialized communication technologies and systems Addition of new application domains for specialized networks The Industrial Communication Technology Handbook, Second Edition supplies readers with a thorough understanding of the application-specific requirements for communication services and their supporting technologies. It is useful to a broad spectrum of professionals involved in the conception, design, development, standardization, and use of specialized communication networks as well as academic institutions engaged in engineering education and vocational training.

Applied Mechanics Reviews

Applied Mechanics Reviews
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1986
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112008993435

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Underground Excavations in Rock

Underground Excavations in Rock
  • Author : E.T. Brown,E. Hoek
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1980-06-30
  • ISBN : 9781482288926

Underground Excavations in Rock Book Review:

Underground Excavations in Rock deals with the geotechnical aspects of the design of underground openings for mining and civil engineering processes.

Hard Rock Miner's Handbook

Hard Rock Miner's Handbook
  • Author : Jack De la Vergne
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 314
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : OCLC:1120452448

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Register - University of California

Register - University of California
  • Author : University of California, Berkeley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1162
  • Relase : 1939
  • ISBN : UCSF:31378008248851

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Rock Mechanics

Rock Mechanics
  • Author : Barry H.G. Brady,E.T. Brown
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 571
  • Relase : 2013-06-29
  • ISBN : 9789401581295

Rock Mechanics Book Review:

This new edition has been completely revised to reflect the notable innovations in mining engineering and the remarkable developments in the science of rock mechanics and the practice of rock angineering taht have taken place over the last two decades. Although "Rock Mechanics for Underground Mining" addresses many of the rock mechanics issues that arise in underground mining engineering, it is not a text exclusively for mining applications. Based on extensive professional research and teaching experience, this book will provide an authoratative and comprehensive text for final year undergraduates and commencing postgraduate stydents. For profesional practitioners, not only will it be of interests to mining and geological engineers, but also to civil engineers, structural mining geologists and geophysicists as a standard work for professional reference purposes.

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Tunnelling and Underground Construction

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Tunnelling and Underground Construction
  • Author : Dongmei Zhang,Xin Huang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 777
  • Relase : 2018-05-10
  • ISBN : 9789811300172

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Tunnelling and Underground Construction Book Review:

This book is the fifth volume of the proceedings of the 4th GeoShanghai International Conference that was held on May 27 - 30, 2018. This volume, entitled “Tunneling and Underground Construction”, covers the recent advances and technologies in tunneling and underground structure engineering. It presents the state-of-the-art planning philosophy, theories, experiments, methodologies and findings in the related areas. The importance of underground space utilization to the development of human society is also addressed. The challenges and future directions of underground engineering are highlighted. The topics include but are not limited to the tunneling and underground construction induced ground deformation, mechanical behaviors of segmental lining systems, tunneling in challenging situations, maintenance tactic and emergency counter-measures. The book may benefit researchers and scientists from the academic fields of tunneling and underground structure engineering as well as practical engineers from the industry. Each of the papers included in this book received at least two positive peer reviews. The editors would like to express their sincerest appreciation to all of the anonymous reviewers all over the world, for their diligent work.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : OSU:32435058894239

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Monthly Catalogue, United States Public Documents

Monthly Catalogue, United States Public Documents
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1994-06
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112063915158

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Outer Continental Shelf

Outer Continental Shelf
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Special Subcommittee on Outer Continental Shelf
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1562
  • Relase : 1969
  • ISBN : UCAL:B5160658

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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Budget Request for Fiscal Year 1989

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Budget Request for Fiscal Year 1989
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 379
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : PSU:000014271113

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Underground Mining Methods

Underground Mining Methods
  • Author : William A. Hustrulid,W. A. Hustrulid,Richard C. Bullock
  • Publisher : SME
  • Pages : 718
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780873351935

Underground Mining Methods Book Review:

Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies presents the latest principles and techniques in use today. Reflecting the international and diverse nature of the industry, a series of mining case studies is presented covering the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world. Industry experts have contributed sections on General Mine Design Considerations; Room-and-Pillar Mining of Hard Rock/Soft Rock; Longwall Mining of Hard Rock; Shrinkage Stoping; Sublevel Stoping; Cut-and-Fill Mining; Sublevel Caving; Panel Caving; Foundations for Design; and Underground Mining Looks to the Future.

Tunnels

Tunnels
  • Author : Brian Williams
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2012-08-02
  • ISBN : 9781908435224

Tunnels Book Review:

Fourteen-year-old Will doesn't think he has much in common with his family. Nothing, that is, except a strange passion for digging which he shares with his father. But one day, Will's dad mysteriously vanishes down a tunnel - part of London's vast, labyrinthine underground system. With his friend Chester, Will decides to investigate. But soon the boys find themselves deep in darkness, unearthing a terrifying secret which may cost them their lives... This riveting bestseller oozes the mysterious fascination of the underground and all its hideous possibilities. Creepy, tantalising and original, it's full of thrills to keep you burrowing in!