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MNTC 314 Drilling and Blasting

MNTC 314  Drilling and Blasting  Units: 4.00  

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.
(Lec: 3, Lab: 0, Tut: 0)

Requirements: Prerequisites: MNTC 305 or APSC 111, APSC 112, APSC 171, APSC 172, APSC 174, and APSC 182 Corequisites: Exclusions: MINE 321   
Offering Term: FWS  
CEAB Units:    
Mathematics 0  
Natural Sciences 12  
Complementary Studies 0  
Engineering Science 24  
Engineering Design 12  
Offering Faculty: Smith Engineering