Associate Professor Emmanuel Chanda

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Emmanuel Chanda
  Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
  Email echanda@civeng.adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 7410
  Location Floor/Room 1 54 ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace

Associate Professor Emmanuel Chanda has more than 30 years experience in mining, academic research, teaching and administration, and in consulting to the minerals industry. His research interests include operations research modelling and optimization in mining; development of new generation mine haulage systems and novel mining techniques. Much of the recent work has been focussed of improving performance of mining systems by reducing energy intensity and emissions and maximising productivity.
He has consulted extensively in mining engineering to the mining industry and governments in Africa and Australia and international organisations. Consultancies include mining techniques and mine design, mine planning and feasibility studies, project development, due diligence and expert witness.
Emmanuel has published several technical papers and parts of books in the fields of mine planning and design, operations research, equipment selection, mining methods, mine haulage, mineral economics and engineering education.
Prior to joining the University of Adelaide in 2008, Emmanuel worked for Curtin University of Technology, Western Australian School of Mines, as Associate Professor and Head of the Mining Engineering Department. Prior to joining the Curtin University of Technology in 1998 he worked for then Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited where he held various positions including that of Mine Planning Superintendent.

Employment
2009- Assoc. Professor of Mining Engineering and Program Leader- Mining Education Australia, School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide.
2006-2008 Assoc. Professor & Head, Department of Mining Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australian School of Mines.
1998-2005 Senior Lecturer, Department of Mining Engineering, Curtin University of Technology.
1993-1998 Superintendent-Mine Planning, Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited, Kitwe, Zambia.
1993-1993 Senior Lecturer, The University of Zambia, School of Mines, Lusaka
1988-1993 Research Fellow, Institute of Mining Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
1987-1988 Mining Engineer, MINDECO Small Mines, Limited, Lusaka, Zambia.
1986-1987 Lecturer, The University of Zambia, School of Mines, Lusaka, Zambia.
1984-1986 Graduate Student, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA.
1983-1984 Assistant Mining Engineer, Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited, Nchanga Division; Staff Development Fellow, University of Zambia, School of Mines.
1981 -1981 Trainee underground miner, Boliden Mineral AB, Kristenberg, Sweden,

BMinSc (University of Zambia, 1983)
MEng (Colorado School of Mines, USA, 1986)
PhD(Technical University of Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, 1993)

1995: American Full Bright Scholar, Colorado School of Mines.
1988-1993: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Fellowship, TU Berlin.
1979-1983: Sardanis Trust Scholarship for Undergraduate Study, University of Zambia.

Introduction to Mining Engineering
Mining Systems
Mine Planning
Resource Estimation
Surface Mining Systems
Open Pit Mine Planning and Design
Mineral Industry Operations Research


• Operations research modelling and optimization in mining;
• Development of new generation mine haulage systems;
• Novel mining techniques for complex ore bodies

Much of the recent work has been focussed of improving performance of mining systems by reducing energy intensity and emissions and maximising productivity.

Current Research Projects:
1. Rock characterisation for drilling optimisation
2. Rock haulage systems optimisation in deep open mining
3. Modelling and optimisation of loader-truck system

Book Chapters

  1. Hardy, R J, Chanda, E.K, 2013. Technology Selection appropriate to surface mine design, (Chapter 20), in Surface Mining: Methods, Systems, Technology and Engineering", pp591-625, Wide Publishing, India, ISBN978-81-909043-8-9.
  2. Golding V, Jafari B, Rajopadhyaya, Sundquist D, Chanda E, 2013. Multi-objective Optimisation of Mining-Metallurgical Systems, Research Projects Review, (Ed: P Hagan), The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol 2, No. 1, p19-24.

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Chanda, E, Karakus M, Light, J, Cook, B, Harris, A, 2014, Optimisation of the paste fill cycle at Angas Zinc Mine, Strathalbyn, South Australia, 12th AusIMM Underground Operators Conference, 24-26 March 2014, Adelaide, South Australia (in press).
  2. Moridi, M A, Kawamura, Y, Chanda, E.K, Sharifzadeh, M, Jang, H., 2014, An Investigation on ZigBee Radio Wave Attenuation to Develop Underground Mine Communication and Monitoring Systems at Different Openings and Environmental Conditions, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology (in press).
  3. Bowen, L H, Harding, M, Kiss, A, Lockett, S J, Chanda, E, 2014, Deep open Pit mining: rock haulage optimisation, Research Projects Review, (Ed: P Hagan), The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (in press).
  4. Taheri, A & Chanda, E. 2013. A new multiple-step loading triaxial test method for brittle rocks, Proc. 19th NZGS Geotechnical Symposium. Ed. CY Chin: pp. 882-889
  5. Wu, C, Chanda E, Willison, J., 2013. Implementation and Outcomes of On-line Self and Peer Assessment on Group Based Honours Research Projects, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2013.779634
  6. Sturgul, J, Chanda, E, 2012, Training Mining Engineers to simulate mining operations, in Proc. SimTech2012 Conference, 18-21 June, Adelaide, South Australia.
  7. Bunda, B., Chanda, E.K, 2012, Evaluation of low profile electric loader in conjunction with electric monorail system in narrow vein mining, in Proc. Narrow Vein Mining Conference, 26-27 March (AusIMM: Melbourne), p131-142
  8. Chanda, E K., Besa, B., 2011. A computer simulation model of a monorail based mining system for decline development', International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment. Taylor & Francis Group; Vol 25; 1, 52 - 68; ISBN 17480930.
  9. Chanda, E K, Hardy, R, 2011, Selection criteria for open pit production equipment- Payload Distribution and the ‘10/10/20, Policy, in Proc. 35 APCOM Symposium, 26-30 September, University of Wollongong, NSW.
  10. Darcey WP, Chanda E K, Kuruppu M, 2011: Alternative underground ore transport systems for the Jaguar base metal deposit, in Proceedings 11th AusIMM Underground Operators Conference, 21-23 March, 2011, Canberra (AusIMM: Melbourne).
    Chanda, E.K. and Gardner, S., 2010. A comparative study of truck cycle time prediction methods in open pit mining, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 17 No. 5, p446-460.
  11. Chanda E K, Ball F, Dunstan J, Maier H, Mumford P, Shaw C, 2010. The effect of the Australian carbon trading scheme on a large scale open pit mining operation, CD-ROM Proceeding 19th International Conference on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, 1-3 December, Perth/Fremantle,(AusIMM: Melbourne).
  12. Besa, B, Kuruppu M, Chanda, E K, 2010.Numerical Modelling of Monorail Support Requirements in Decline Development, CD-ROM Proceeding 19th International Conference on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, 1-3 December, Perth/Fremantle, (AusIMM: Melbourne).
    Wu, C, Chanda E, Willison, J., 2010. Implementation and Outcomes of Online Self and Peer Assessment on Group Based Honours Research Projects, Higher Education Research and Development South Australia (HERDSA).
  13. Chanda E K, Ball F, Dunstan J, Maier H, Mumford P, Shaw C, 2010. The effect of the Australian carbon trading scheme on a large scale open pit mining operation, CD-ROM Proceeding 19th International Conference on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, 1-3 December, Perth/Fremantle,(AusIMM: Melbourne).
  14. Besa, B, Kuruppu M, Chanda, E K, 2010.Numerical Modeling of Monorail Support Requirements in Decline Development, CD-ROM Proceeding 19th International Conference on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, 1-3 December, Perth/Fremantle, (AusIMM: Melbourne).
  15. Besa, B., Kuruppu, M., and Chanda, E. K., 2009. ‘Monorail system risk analysis and hazard control', Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Symposium on Mine Planning & Equipment Selection (MPES 2009), November 16-19, 2009, Banff, Alberta, Canada, CD-ROM.
  16. Besa, B., Kuruppu, M., and Chanda, E. K., 2009. ‘Monorail system risk analysis and hazard control', Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Symposium on Mine Planning & Equipment Selection (MPES 2009), November 16-19, 2009, Banff, Alberta, Canada, CD-ROM.
    Chanda E.K.., Besa B. (2009). Design of a continuous loading system for monorail application. International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, Vol 1, No. 2. p181 - 203
  17. Chanda E.K, Besa, B. and Kuruppu M., 2008. Design of a continuous monorail drilling system for decline development. CD-ROM Proceedings of the International Future Mining Conference" 19 - 21 Nov. 2008, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (AusIMM: Melbourne).
  18. Chanda E.K. and Besa, B., 2008. Monorail technology - a rapid and cost effective method of decline development. CD-ROM Proceedings of the Narrow Vein Mining Conference. 14 - 15 Oct. 2008, Ballarat, Central Victoria, Australia (AusIMM: Melbourne)
  19. Chanda E.K.; Darcey, W., Kuruppu M. and Besa B. (2007) Application of electro-monorail mine haulage systems in underground decline development. CD-ROM Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES 2007), 11-13 Dec. Bangkok, Thailand.
  20. Burke, P.A. and Chanda, E.K., 2007, Electro-Monorails: an alternative system for deep mining, CD-ROM Proceedings of the 4th International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining (Deep Mining 07), Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth
  21. Chanda, E K & Roberts, M, 2005. Evaluation of monorail haulage system in metalliferous underground mining, in Proc. Hoist and Haul 2005 Conference, p30-44 (AusIMM: Melbourne)
  22. Chanda, E K, 2004, Network Linear Programming Optimisation of an integrated mining and metallurgical complex, in Proc. Orebody Modelling and Strategic Mine Planning (Ed: R Dimitrikopoulos & S Ramazan), p13-19 (AusIMM: Melbourne).
  23. Chanda, E K, Corbett, CJ, 2003, Underground mining of shallow dipping ore bodies: Mechanised updip stoping versus transverse retreat stoping, CD-ROM Proc. 12th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES), 23-25 April, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
  24. Chanda, E.K, Ricciardone, J., 2002. Long term production scheduling optimisation for a surface mining operation: An application of MINEMAX scheduling software, International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, Vol 16, N0. 2, pp 144-158.
  25. Ricciardone, J., Chanda, E. K, 2001. Optimising life of mine production schedules in multiple open pit mining operations: a study of effects of production constraints on NPV, Mineral Resources Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 3, September, 301-314.
  26. Oakeley, P., Chanda, E.K., 2001: Heat separation monitoring of tyres on open pit trucks, CD-ROM Proc. 10th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, New Delhi, November.
  27. Chanda, E.K., Kocken, A,2001: Effects of varying production capacity on NPV and resource utilisation in open pit optimisation- gold mining case studies, Strategic Mine Planning Conference, AusIMM/Whittle, Perth, March, p 113-120.
  28. Chanda, E K., Katongo, C., 2000. Evolution of vertical crater retreat mining at Mindola mine, Zambia, in Proceedings, MassMin2000 Conference, pp 685-692 (AusIMM: Melbourne).
    Chanda, E K , Spencer, E, 1999. Optimal resource utilisation in open pit design - A case study. Proceedings 29th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industry, 359-366, (Society of Min, Met & Exploration: Littleton, Colorado).
  29. Chanda, E K, 1999. Mine planning information systems and the due diligence process, in Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, (Ed: G G Pivnyak & R K Singhal), National Mining University of Ukraine, pp 83-92.
  30. Chanda, E K, Kabibwa, M S, 1996. The development of computer aided underground mine planning at Nkana Division of ZCCM Limited, in Proceedings 26th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industry, 1996, pp 189-195 (SME of AIME: New York).
  31. Chanda, E.K, Dagdelen, K, 1995. Optimal blending of mine production using goal programming and interactive graphics systems, International Journal of surface Mining, Reclamation and the Environment, 9: 203-208.
  32. Chanda, E K, 1993. Application of detail line joint set mapping technique to design and evaluation of safe slopes for small scale surface mining operations, in Proceedings 1st Gemstone Workshop, 1993 (AGID: Lusaka).
  33. Chanda, E K , Simukanga S, Nkonde, G, 1993. A preliminary financial evaluation of partially acidulated phosphate rock at Chilembwe, Eastern Province, Zambia, in Proceedings 2nd International workshop on Phosphate Rock Derivatives and Their Use, 1993, pp 75-82 (Fertilizer Development Coordinating Committee: Lusaka).
  34. Chanda, E K , 1993. A computer assisted blending based model of open pit mine production planning for the Chilembwe phosphate deposit, Eastern Province, Zambia, in Proceedings 2nd International workshop on Phosphate Rock Derivatives and Their Use, 1993, pp 19-26 (Fertilizer Development Coordinating Committee: Lusaka).
  35. Chanda, E K , Wilke, F L, 1992. An EDP model of short- term production scheduling optimisation for stratiform ore bodies, in Proceedings 23rd International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industry 1992, pp 759-768 (SME of AIME: New York).
  36. Chanda, E.K, Mann, C, 1992: Computerunterstuetzte Planung und Betriebsueberwachung im Tagebau Nchanga im sambischen Kuperguertel (Technical computing and planning of mining operations at Nchanga Open pit in the Zambian Copperbelt), Erzmetall, 10: 524-530.
    Chanda, E.K, 1991. A survey of recent developments in expert systems as applied to mining problems, Zambia Journal of Applied Earth Sciences, 5, No. 2:28-37.
  37. Chanda, E K, 1991. Mine planning applications of personal computer software in quarrying operations, Zambia Journal of Applied Earth Sciences, 5, No. 1: 30-42.
  38. Chanda, E.K, 1990. An Application of goal programming to production planning in the crushed stone industry, International Journal of Surface Mining and Reclamation, 4: 125-129.
  39. Chanda, E.K, 1990. An application of integer programming and simulation to production planning for a stratiform ore body, Mining Science and Technology, 11: 165-172.
  40. Chanda, E.K, 1989. Evaluation of success probability in a multiple seam mining system, Mining Science and Technology, 9: 57-73.
  41. Misra, G B, Chanda, E.K, 1988. Shock loss at fan drift - shaft junctions: A model study. African Journal of Science and Technology, Series A - Technology, Vol. 7, No. 2: 65-71.
  • MAJOR RESEARCH REPORTS
  1. Chanda, E K, Taheri, A, 2013, Rock mass characterisation and modelling for drilling performance optimisation: Brukanga test site - DET CRC, Adelaide (2013).
  2. Chanda, E K, Hardy, R H (2003), Productivity study of open pit mining operations at premier coal mine limited, Strategic Mine Planning Research Group, WA School of Mines, (2003). Report prepared for Wesfarmers Premier Coal Mine.
  3. Chanda, E K, Kuruppu, M, Besa, B, 2008, Evaluation of Monorail haulage in Metalliferous Underground Mining, Final Report, prepared for Minerals and Energy Research Institute of WA, Project M382. (2008).

 

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