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--------------------------------------------------------------------1. GENERAL
1.1 TITLE:: UNDERGROUND COAL MINING
1.2 *COURSE NUMBER (if known):: DC.MN 204.15
1.3 CREDITS:: 09, (L-T-P: 3-0-0)
1.4 SEMESTER-OFFERED:: IV Semester
1.5 PRE-REQUISITES:: None
1.6 COURSE COMMITTEE MEMBERS :: Prof. P.Rai & Dr. G.S.P.Singh
2. OBJECTIVES:: Objective of the course is to disseminate the knowledge of the
basic of the subject to the students. Students will understand the fundamental o
f the subject and its application in mining of coal and mineral deposits.
3. COURSE TOPICS::
Classification of mining methods:
Mining Methods, Factors influencing the choice of mining method. Division of min
e area into panels on district and level patterns.
Bord and Pillar Method:
Size of headings, pillars and panels. Development of panels by drivage of group
of headings to strike, dip and rise on V, diagonal and straight fronts. Cycle
of operations, work-organisation and scheduling for drivage of heading groups by
conventional and continuous methods. Depillaring of panels on V, straight and d
iagonal fronts. Conventional and mechanized depillaring schemes with emphasis o
n coal, water, air routes and supports. Simultaneous development and depillaring
, partial extraction, room and pillar methods.
Longwall Method:
Classification of longwalls, advancing and retreating methods, working in distri
cts and levels (central and boundary ventilation) size of panel, development of
panel with single and multiple heading gate roads, various orientations of longw
all face, single and double unit longwalls. Extraction of longwall panels with c
onventional and fully mechanized methods, length of face, daily advance, cycle o
f operations, organisation, scheduling and layouts with special reference to coa
l, water and air routes. Bleeder ventilation scheme.
Gate, goaf and face area support in conventional and fully mechanised longwalls.
Shortwall Method
Stowing:
Applicability conditions, classification and description of various methods of g
oaf stowing. Surface and underground arrangements and precautions with stowing,
full bore stowing and problems associated with stowing at surface and below gro
und.
4. READINGS
4.1 TEXTBOOKS::
1.
R.D. Singh, Principles & Practices of Modern Coal Mining Pub:- New Age I

nternational Pvt.Ltd. New Delhi


2.
T.N. Singh, Underground winning of coal. Pub: Oxford & IBH, New-Delhi
3.
Singh & Dhar, Thick Seam Mining, Pub: : Oxford & IBH, New-Delhi
4.
Samir Kumar Das, Modern coal mining. Geeta book store, Dhanbad.
5.
J. G. Singh; Underground Coal Mining Method Braj-Kalp Publisher, Varansi
4.2 *REFERENCE BOOKS::xcdf
1.
William A. Hustrulid, Rechard Bullock; Underground Mining Methods SME Publ
ication
2.
MSHA; Underground Coal Mine Blasting ISEE Publication Cleveland, Ohio

5. OTHER SESSIONS
5.1 *TUTORIALS::
5.2 *LABORATORY::
5.3 *PROJECT::
6. ASSESSMENT (indicative only)
6.1 HA:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the beginning
of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.2 QUIZZES-HA:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the beg
inning of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.3 PERIODICAL EXAMS:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in t
he beginning of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.4 *PROJECT:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the begin
ning of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.5 FINAL EXAM:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the beg
inning of the classes as per the UG Manual
7. OUTCOME OF THE COURSE:: Students will understand the various methods for expl
oitation of the coal from underground mine and will be able to prepare the basic
layout of mining system. During the mine operation, they will be able to guide
the mine authority for improve productions and productivity.
8. *EXPECTED ENROLLMENT FOR THE COURSE::
9. *DEPARTMENTS OTHER THAN YOUR OWN TO WHICH THIS COURSE WOULD BE OF INTEREST::
10. *ANY OTHER REMARKS::
DATED::______________________

PROPOSER SIGNATURE::___________________
PROPOSER NAME::________________________
NAME OF DEPT/SCHOOL::_________________

DATED::______________________

DUGC CONVENOR::________________________
NAME OF DEPT/SCHOOL::__________________

DUGC Convenor to send the course proposal to all faculty,and also to Chairman,SU
GC.
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Approved/Not Approved
DATED::_____________________

Chairman, SUGC::________________________