The secret to streamlined scheduling of mining and civil engineering projects is a solid understanding of the basic concepts of rock cutting mechanics. Comparing theoretical values with experimental and real-world results, Mechanical Excavation in Mining and Civil Industries thoroughly explains various rock cutting theories developed for chisel, co
Introduction. Site Investigations for Mechanized Excavation Projects. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Rocks, Soils, and Coals. Rock Cutting Tools and Theories. Laboratory Rock Cutting Tests. Wear of Cutting Tools. Roadheaders. Impact Hammers. Hard Rock Tunnel Boring Machines. Soft Ground Tunnel Boring Machines. Microtunnel Boring Machines and Jacking Forces. Shaft and Raise Boring Machines. Large Diameter Drill Rigs. Mechanical Excavation in Coal Mines. Chain Saw Machines. Emerging Mechanical Excavation Technologies.