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ENAR12007 Drilling & Fragmentation

Course details

This course introduces students to drilling and fragmentation as part of the mine’s preparation plant system. It outlines the practice of exploration and production drilling. Students are expected to develop an understanding of explosives use including safety and regulations, types, properties and mining applications. Techniques for surface and underground blasting, optimising patterns, explosives and initiation systems in relation to the rock mass environment and production requirements are introduced. Also students will develop an understanding of blast vibrations, damage and fragmentation as well as mechanical fragmentation of material - drag bits as in continuous miners, road headers and longwall drum shearers, indenters as in tunnel boring machines and raise borers.

Course at a glance
Career: Undergraduate
Credit points: 6
Requisites: Structural Geology & Mineral Sampling
Student Contribution Band: 2
EFTSL: 0.12500
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2009 Term Two FLEX
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