1st Edition

Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Case Studies on Drilling Operations in the Ore Mining Industry

    162 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book explains the concept of man-machine systems by using the mining industry. The goal is to use a mathematical model based approach to improve the quality of human life of the workers and operators with the enhancement of productivity by controlling the process variables. The book will illustrate the formulation of mathematical modelling for manual operations. It will provide details in the investigation of many machine systems through the case study approach and provide data analysis using the concept of mathematical modelling and sensitivity. It presents how to solve a field problem through a field data-based modelling concept and highlights the collection of anthropometry data and its behavior. The book will be useful for researchers, academic libraries, professionals, post graduate students of Industrial, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering programs.

    1. Man Machine System. 2. Formulation of Problem. 3. Design of Experimentation. 4. Procedure of Experimentation and Experimental Results. 5. Mathematical Modelling of Operations, 6. ANN Simulation. 7. Sensitivity Analysis. 8. Analysis of Performance of the Model. 9. Quantitative Analysis on Face Drilling Operation.


    Dr. Pramod N. Belkhode received his graduate and post graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, Nagpur. He was awarded a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering under the guidance of Dr. J. P. Modak, Ex-Professor of VNIT, Nagpur. He current works as an assistant professor in the General Engineering Department of Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur for the last 11 years and teaches Mechanical Engineering courses to B.Tech Chemical Engineering students. Dr. Belkhode has published 30 research papers in various journals, 20 papers in conferences and has delivered 15 lectures on various topics. He has published two books and is a reviewer of researcher papers for various journals. Dr. J.P. Modak has been serving as the professor of Mechanical Engineering at J D. College of Engineering, Nagpur. He holds a B.E. in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, ME by research in areas of Stress Analysis, PhD in Mechanism and a D.Sc. in the concept of Human Powered Flywheel Motor from RTM Nagpur University. He areas of research are automation, theory of experimentation, ergonomics, man-machine systems, applied robotics, rotor dynamics, and kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms. He has contributed to more than 800 research papers, including more than 100 journals of international repute. He won the national award for the “Best Research Paper” twice and has also won the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Event of International Conference. He has been instrumental in developing various products and applications in the field of mechanical engineering. He holds the IPR and copyrights on several applications, has delivered more than 120 lectures. Dr. Vidyasagar Vellanki presently works as Director at National Power Training Institute. He received his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, his Master in Thermal Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and Graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Nagarjuna University A.P. (India). HE has served in Central Electricity Authority (GOI) in Investigation and Appraisal of Thermal Power Plants from techno-economic perspective for about a decade and works with the National Power Training Institute conducting Training in operations, efficiency and performance of thermal power plant for about 25 years Dr. P. B. Maheshwary did his double doctoral research degree in two different specialization (Machine Design and Thermal Engineering) in Mechanical Engineering. An accomplished teaching professional with more than 3 decades of teaching experience and 10 years of research experience. He has published more than 20 research papers in SCI and Scopus (A+) indexed international journals. He has In-depth administrative experience gained while he was the Director of an Educational Institute since 2008. A self-driven, result oriented person with flexibility and ability to connect to all levels in an organization, he continuous with self-development and continuous learning as he adds to his knowledge. He is an asset to the Institution he is associated with.