Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM419 - Advanced Mine Design (2020)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Mine Design CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM419 MODULE CONVENERDr Frank Kwasniok (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 9 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 5
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Mining design computer software has really altered the ways in which we design a mining project. This module gives you the opportunity to use the latest industry mine design software and create appropriate designs, with appreciation of the critical development constraints. You will also enhance your employment prospects by developing your skills using the latest mine design software packages widely recognised by the mining community.

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module would be to prepare you to understand the full mine design and planning process, through the use of modern mine software tools. The module is designed to provide you with current and useful employment skills, through learning to investigate the use of mine design software and to understand the operational principles underlying mine design software and its application.

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).

 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1. Prove high level skills with industry-standard mine design software

2. Understand the theory behind mine design programs and how they are applied to the industry

 

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

3. Demonstrate utilisation of mine design tools to an advanced level for the various mining engineering applications

4. Exhibit skills through the completion of a number of mine design projects

 

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

5. Show industry applicable skills in the professional production of mining engineering designs developed using the latest mine design software

6. Reveal an insight into the role, importance and application of mine design in the professional mining engineering environment

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

The module will include a series of lectures covering advance topics including:

  • Mine optimisation and cut off grades.
  • Reserving for tabular deposits.
  • Advanced geotechnical design associated with tabular orebodies.
  • Subsidence.

 

There will be two assignments covering two additional mine planning methods and techniques using Deswik mine planning software.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 40.00 Guided Independent Study 120.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 40 Computing sessions, Teaching and tutorials with Mine Design software
Guided independent study 120 Private Study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Questions asked of students in computing sessions     Feedback provided on the spot in computer sessions

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Assignment 1 Mine Project 50 3000 word equivalent All Written
Assignment 2 Mine Project 50 3000 word equivalent All Written

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
Summative Assessment Additional Summative Assessment All August Ref/Def Period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

Economic Definition of Ore: Cut-off Grades in Theory and Practice (1988) Kenneth F. Lane ISBN-13: 978-0900117459

An Introduction to Cut-Off Grade Estimation Paperback (2008) Jean-Michel Rendu ISBN-13: 978-0873352680

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set & CD-ROM Pack, Third Edition (2013) William A. Hustrulid, Mark Kuchta, Randall K. Martin ISBN-13: 978-1466575127

Cut-off Grades and Optimising the Strategic Mine Plan (2014) Brian Hall AusIMM Spectrum 20 ISBN: 978 1 925100 22 8

Mining Economics and Strategy Paperback(1998) Ian C. Runge ISBN-13: 978-0873351652

Geotechnical Design for sublevel Open Stoping, Ernesto villaescusa ISBN-13: 978-1-4822-1188-7

Techniques in Underground Mining, Richard E Gertsch and Richard L bullock ISBN 978-0-87335-163-8

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

https://www.deswik.com/resources/

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set A Manual. Walter W. Kaufman & James C. Ault Design of Surface Mine Haulage Roads [Library]
Set W. Hustrulid & Mark Kuchta Open pit mine planning and design 10: 0415397588 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM3044
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 17 December 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Mine design