Where We Are

Lectures Covered

By  April 5, 2011 we have covered the slide sets below.

Class Introduction Surface Mining

The Concept of Surface Mining

Ore Body Grade.ppt

Lecture 3  Area Strip Mines.ppt

Ore Body Geometry

Lecture 4 Calculating Stripping Ratios for Area Strip Mines.ppt

Lecture 5  Variations on a Strip Mine.ppt

Lecture 6alt Classic Open Pit Mining.ppt

Lecture 7 2010 Open Pit Planning and Design.ppt

Lect 8 2010 Doing Ultimate Pits with MineSight.ppt

Lecture 9 2010 Sequencing Mining Operations with MineSight.ppt

Lecture 10 2010 Using the Pit Expansion Tool.ppt

Lecture 11 2010 Optimizing Cut-Off Grades.ppt

Lecture 12 2010 Quarry Operations.ppt

Blasting Fundamentals.ppt

Why Explosives Work.ppt

Drilling Fundamentals.ppt

Basic Blasting Patterns.ppt

Designing Basic Blasting Shots-1.ppt

Designing Basic Blasting Shots-2.ppt

Designing Basic Blasting Shots-3.ppt

Predicting Fragmentation.ppt

Vibration and Fly Rock.ppt

Shot Design Example.ppt

Unit 3 Truck and Loader Slides

1  Getting Started with Fleet Selection.ppt

2  Types of Trucks.ppt

3  Loading Considerations.ppt

4  Types of Loaders.ppt

5  Matching an Excavator to Our Trucks.ppt

6  Entering Fleets into FPC.ppt

7  Entering Haulage Profiles.ppt

8  Getting Cycle Times.ppt

9 Checking for Tire Heating.ppt

10 Checking on Production.ppt

11 Checking Traction.ppt

13  Truck Fleet Costs.ppt

Coordinated Schedule of Lectures Readings + Assignments.xls

Assignments Issued

You may begin to work on your final project for trucks and loaders.  Classroom lectures have not yet covered everything, however the project outline below does contain an example solution set which may help you to move along.  The final project is part of a choice for the "Final" in this class.  You may take a Final Exam between 3:10 and 5:10 on Wednesday, May 11th, or you may turn in this final project at 5:10 on Wednesday, May 11th.  A link to the project outline and example is found below.

TRUCK AND LOADER PROJECT

Key Announcements

At this point the grades you have for Units #1 and #2 are finalized.  Each is 1/3rd of your final grade.  Your final grade is strictly determined by your individual percentage (ie - 90% for A, 80% for B, 70% for C, 60% for D, lower - see me again next year).

For your last 1/3rd you have a choice.  By decree of the Chancellor, your final exam is on Wednesday, May 11th from 3:10 to 5:10 PM.  At 5:10 PM you may turn in either a final project using FPC to size a truck fleet for your quarry or you may turn in a completed final exam covering blasting and trucks and loaders.  (Please not that you may choose which ONE to turn in.  Also note a potential trick - there is nothing to stop you from doing both and then deciding at 5:10 PM which one to actually turn in).

Major Procedure Adjustment.

To overcome persistent problems with grading and to provide more timely feedback the following changes are being made

1- Homework will be accepted only in paper (or if needed attached thumb drive) turned in in the 315 collection box in the Mining Department Office.  It is due at the close of business on the due date (the Mining Office closes promptly at 4:30 PM).  Homework will be picked up once and only once from that location only.  This should eliminate "lost" homework problems from assignments drifting in over time and from a variety of locations or going through an e-mail system that does not deliver mail part of the time.  Please Note - This means email, assignments turned in at the wrong place, and late assignments will not be accepted.  Explanations such as "I Forgot", "I was too busy", "I left it at home", "the dog ate my homework", "I was sick", or "It was a holiday" are not accepted.  A sickness excuse requires establishing that you were comatose in a hospital from the time of assignment issue to the due date.  A I had a death in the family excuse must have a funeral that lasted from assignment issue to the due date.  I had an extracurricular activity out of town must be cleared in advance and must cover from assignment issue to assignment due date.  A religious holiday must be cleared in advance and must cover the time from assignment issue to the due date.  A last minute job interview must establish that you were out of time from assignment issue date to due date and that you had no way to get someone to turn your assignment in for you.  Another note - If you do not do an assignment promptly after it is issued and then something goes wrong later that is considered a fault of your planning.

2- Assignments that cannot be graded within 1 week of the pick-up of the submission box will be graded on an "assignment done", "assignment not done basis", so you will not be waiting for long periods of time to know where your grade is at.

3- Note - In keeping with the policies above and to allow time for people to adjust, Unit #2 assignments 4 and 5 will be due on Friday (April 15), not Thursday (April 14).

4- The list of homework below shows all homework that has been logged as received.  It you have homework that you can prove was submitted on time and that has not been altered you may prepare those assignments and proofs for submission by April 26, 2011 by 4:30 PM.  The assignment and proof must be submitted in the 315 assignment collection box in the office.  After April 26th missed assignment scores will be irrevocable.

    Unit #1     Pit Slopes MineSight Ult Pit Stage Pit Draw Pit    
    HW#1 HW#2 HW#3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
Andrews Laurence                     late
Azmi Ahmad                      
Barret Ryan                      
Boeckmann Nick                      
Carlton Corbin                      
Dailey William                     late
Dunford Cameron                     late (april 4)
Elick Adam                      
Gozloo Ashcon                      
Hamza Idris                      
Horman Bruce                      
Klimek Mark                      
Kruse Reece                      
Learned Timothy                      
Mackey Brendan                      
Madeck Eric                      
Rupert Joel                      
Sanders Eric                      
Simon Scott                      
Suwana Todd                      
Tolley Luke                      
Vasquez Andrew                      
                       
                       
                       
                       
      Grade is Recorded              
      Email Submit - graded as done            
      Paper Submit - graded as done            
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
    #1 #2 #3              
Andrews Laurence                      
Azmi Ahmad                      
Barret Ryan                      
Boeckmann Nick                      
Carlton Corbin                      
Dailey William                      
Dunford Cameron                      
Elick Adam                      
Gozloo Ashcon                      
Hamza Idris                      
Horman Bruce                      
Klimek Mark                      
Kruse Reece                      
Learned Timothy                      
Mackey Brendan                      
Madeck Eric                      
Sanders Eric                      
Simon Scott                      
Suwana Todd                      
Tolley Luke                      
Vasquez Andrew                      
                       
                       
                       

 

Furlough Announcement

To accommodate Chancellor Cheng's furlough days all 315 classes on the week of April 18 to April 22 will be cancelled.

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