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Advances in Rock Dynamics and Applications

1st Edition

Yingxin Zhou, Jian Zhao
August 14, 2018

The study of rock dynamics is important because many rock mechanics and rock engineering problems involve dynamic loading ranging from earthquakes to vibrations and explosions. The subject deals with the distribution and propagation of loads, dynamic responses, and processes of rocks and...

Surface and Underground Excavations: Methods, Techniques and Equipment

2nd Edition

Ratan Raj Tatiya
August 10, 2018

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are...

Rock Mass Response to Mining Activities: Inferring Large-Scale Rock Mass Failure

1st Edition

Tadeusz Szwedzicki
June 21, 2018

Mining activities may result in rock mass deterioration and instability that may lead to failure both in underground and open pit mines. Such deterioration represents a safety risk and may result in substantial financial losses. Rock mass response may lead to ground subsidence, fall of ground/...

Extracting Innovations: Mining, Energy, and Technological Change in the Digital Age

1st Edition

Martin J. Clifford, Robert K. Perrons, Saleem H. Ali, Tim A. Grice
May 08, 2018

This book considers the most contemporary innovations propelling the extractive industries forward while also creating new environmental and social challenges. The socio-ecological fabric of innovation in the extractive industries is considered through an integrative approach that brings together...

Gold Metallurgy and the Environment

1st Edition

Sadia Ilyas, Jae-chun Lee
March 02, 2018

This book gives an overview of all the gold extraction processes along with their mechanistic study and environmental impact. Reviews extraction techniques previously employed as well as recently evolved technology for gold leaching, provides technical flow sheets for processing of ores with a...

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design in Weak Rocks

1st Edition

Derek Martin, Peter Stacey
December 08, 2017

Weak rocks encountered in open pit mines cover a wide variety of materials, with properties ranging between soil and rock. As such, they can provide a significant challenge for the slope designer. For these materials, the mass strength can be the primary control in the design of the pit slopes,...

Eco-Engineered Bioreactors: Advanced Natural Wastewater Treatment

1st Edition

James Higgins, Al Mattes, William Stiebel, Brent Wootton
December 05, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive understanding of a highly innovative method of natural wastewater treatment using advanced in-groundbioreactors called Eco-Engineered Bioreactors (EEBs), and traces their evolution from the earliest aerated gravel bed versions once known as Engineered Wetlands (...

Geological Resources and Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Holistic Approaches to Transparency and Sustainable Development in the Extractive Sector

1st Edition

Jürgen Runge, James Shikwati
November 03, 2017

This book looks at the distribution, occurrences, potential and prospects for good governance, transparency and sustainable development of geological resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. By bringing together numerous different point of views, it is carried out in a holistic, interdisciplinary and...

Rock Slope Engineering: Civil Applications, Fifth Edition

5th Edition

Duncan C. Wyllie
September 14, 2017

Rock Slope Engineering covers the investigation, design, excavation and remediation of man-made rock cuts and natural slopes, primarily for civil engineering applications. It presents design information on structural geology, shear strength of rock and ground water, including weathered rock. Slope...

Energetic Materials: Advanced Processing Technologies for Next-Generation Materials

1st Edition

Mark J. Mezger, Kay J. Tindle, Michelle Pantoya, Lori J. Groven, Dilhan Kalyon
September 08, 2017

This book will take an in-depth look at the technologies, processes, and capabilities to develop and produce "next generation" energetic materials for both commercial and defense applications, including military, mining operations, oil production and well perforation, and construction demolition....

Australian Guidebook for Structural Engineers

1st Edition

Lonnie Pack
August 09, 2017

This guidebook is a practical and essential tool providing everything necessary for structural design engineers to create detailed and accurate calculations. Basic information is provided for steel, concrete and geotechnical design in accordance with Australian and international standards....

Discrete Simulation and Animation for Mining Engineers

1st Edition

John R. Sturgul
August 02, 2017

General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) is a special computer programming language primarily used to simulate what can be classified as discrete systems. A discrete system is one where, at any given instant in time, a countable number of things can take place. The basic operation of a mine itself...

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