Dec 08, 2021  
2018-2019 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar 
2018-2019 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MNTC 314 Drilling and Blasting O/L | 3

Lecture: 3
Lab: 0
Tutorial: 0
The purpose of the course is to introduce commercial explosives technology and examine blast design and its outcomes. The students will be taught principles of commercial explosives engineering, including detonation theory, calculation of energy and products of detonation, prediction of explosives performance and sensitivity, methods of measuring, predicting and controlling rock fragmentation, throw, damage, vibration, flyrock and air blast and will apply their knowledge to design blasts for open cast and underground operations for both construction and mining applications. Recognizing that drilling is related to blasting, the course will introduce rock breakage by mechanical means as applied to drilling, examine parameters affecting drill performance, and choose drilling equipment for various mining methods.  Available Online.

Academic Units:
Mathematics n/a
Natural Sciences n/a
Complementary Studies n/a
Engineering Science n/a
Engineering Design n/a


Must be registered in the BTECH program,  or the Undergraduate Certificate in Mining Technologies, or permission of the Department

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