MINING 3069 - Rock Breakage

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

Introduction to rock fragmentation theory and blasting theory; drilling equipment and drilling system selection; types of explosives and their selection; detonating devices and their applications; pattern design for drilling and blasting.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MINING 3069
    Course Rock Breakage
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Assumed Knowledge MINING 3071 & MINING 3072
    Course Description Introduction to rock fragmentation theory and blasting theory; drilling equipment and drilling system selection; types of explosives and their selection; detonating devices and their applications; pattern design for drilling and blasting.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Abbas Taheri

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Explain the contribution of rock breakage to the mining process
    2 Describe the various methods of rock breakage
    3 Select appropriate methods of drilling and rock breakage for given in-situ rock conditions
    4 Investigate performance of mining machines used for rock breakage
    5 Design drilling and blasting operations to achieve particular outcomes
    6 Optimise design of cutting machines and cutter heads
    7 Apply fundamental principles to manage and control blast damage and environmental impacts
    8 Evaluate mine productivity and economics in respect to cutting machines and drilling and blasting operation
    9 Identify relevant requirements for the security, storage and handling of explosives

     
    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency:

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-9
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    3-6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    5, 7, 8
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    5, 7
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    5, 7, 8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Lecture material and related spreadsheets will be made available to students in printed
    form, on DVD and via email.

    Recommended Resources
    Additional material on the DVD ROM.



  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The course will be based on lectures, supported by take-home assignments and a
    group drilling and blasting project.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Lectures & tutorials: 42 hours
    Machine Mining Quiz: 2 hours
    Drilling and blasting project: 40 hours
    Revision for quizzes and examination: 42 hours
    Examination: 2 hours

    Total: 128 hours






    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Formative Quiz 0 Individual Formative Weeks 3-6 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8.
    Summative Quiz 25 Individual Summative Week 6 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8.
    Presentation 15 Group Summative Week 8 3. 4. 6. 8.
    Project 25 Group Summative Week 12 3. 5. 7. 8. 9.
    Final Exam 35 Individual Summative Exam period 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8. 9.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i   
     
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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