Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : MN3001 : Mining Machinery {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Devidas Sahebraoji Nimaje


Module1: General: Mechanical transmission of power in mining machinery, shafts, pulleys, gears, and gear/trains, belt drives, chain drives, couplings and clutches, brakes.
Module 2: Wire ropes: Constructions, examinations, listing and maintenance
Module 3: Rope and locomotive haulages: Direct, main and tail, balanced double drum and endless haulage, gravity haulage, constructional features, power calculation, selection of haulage ropes, haulage tracks and safety appliances, tubs and mine cars, diesel, battery and trolley wire locomotives, tractive effort, ideal gradient, power calculations, exhaust conditioners
Module 4: Compressors and pumps: Generation, distribution and use of compressed air in mines, mine pumps, pumping ranges, and fittings
Module 5: Mining loading and transporting machines such as LHD, SDL, Shuttle car, Gathering arm loader, Rocker shovel, surface coal/ore handling plant. .

Course Objectives

  1. To understand the concept of mining machinery deployed in mines
  2. To understand the haulage system in underground mines

Course Outcomes

1: To understand the concept of underground transport system
2: Application and features of cutting and mining machines
3: To enhance the knowledge of mechanical transmission of power, compressor and pumps used in mines

Essential Reading

  1. D. J. Deshmukh, Elements of mining technology, Vol. 3, Denett & Co., Nagpur
  2. N. T. Karlein, Mine transport, Orient Longman, 1st Ed

Supplementary Reading

  1. M. P. Alexandrov, Material handling equipment, MIR
  2. Peter Darling, SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Vol. 1, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Inc. (US)