MIME 322 Rock Fragmentation (3 credits)

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Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


Mining & Materials Engineering : Principles of drilling, penetration rates, performance and factors to consider in the choice of a drilling method. Characteristics of explosives, firing systems and blast patterns. Blasting techniques in surface and underground workings and in permafrost. Special blasting techniques at excavation perimeters. Vibration and noise control. Economics of drill/blast practice, interface with transport and crushing systems. Legislation and safety in explosives use and handling. Ripping and fullface boring machines.

Terms: Winter 2013

Instructors: Marco Quirion (Winter)

  • (3-3-3)

  • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MIME 200