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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
On campus only.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 |
Total Time Commitment:
144 hours (including non-contact time).
2 X 1 hour lectures weekly.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Students undertaking this subject will be expected to be competent in the use of Microsoft Excel or alternative spreadsheet software.|
CoordinatorProf Moshe Zukerman
ContactDr Priyan Mendis
The primary objectives of the subject are to familiarise students with the way in which mining environments are rendered safe and comfortable for people to work in, and for machinery to be powered
Major aspects include :
• Ventilation Underground: Mine Ventilation principles and design issues, Hazards from gases, radiation and dusts, Mine Fires and other emergencies, Psychrometric processes, heat and climate, Thermodynamics, Pressure, resistance, flow and other properties related to fluid flow, Fan theory, Airway sizing based on practical and economic criteria., Primary Ventilation design, Auxiliary (secondary) ventilation design, Measurement and testing of air properties and quantities, Mine refrigeration, Physiological effects of climate extremes, Analysis of mine ventilation networks, Airflow requirements based on practical, legal and good practice , Noise exposure, Mine heating and cooling processes.
On completion of this subject, the students should have:
|Assessment:||• Formally supervised written examination - 3 hours 50% (end of semester). |
• 3 Homework assignments (1,500 words limit each) each of equal value, totalling 50% (commencing in Weeks 4, 7, and 10).
|Prescribed Texts:||H. Hartman & J. Mutmansky – Introductory Mining Engineering, SME, 2002. |
M. Karmis – Mine Health and Safety Management, SME, 2001.
|Recommended Texts:||SME – Mining Engineering Handbook, 1992.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, the students should have developed:
• analytical, critical and creative thinking, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
|Notes:||Students will need access to PC/laptop.|
Master of Mining Engineering |
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