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Experimental Studies Of The Effect Of Moisture On Strength Of Mine Roof-Shales, Rolf W. Roley Jan 1950

Experimental Studies Of The Effect Of Moisture On Strength Of Mine Roof-Shales, Rolf W. Roley

Professional Degree Theses

"The mining and production of coal by underground mining operations has long been recognized as one of this nation's most hazardous industries. Tabulated data from the State of Illinois, for example, reveal that in that State between 1882 and 1945 there have been 7,789 men killed in coal mining accidents of one form or another. Further inspection of the data indicates that 3,711 of these men were killed underground by falls of roof or rockā€¦.

As previously stated, this experiment was designed to determine whether or not any appreciable change in strength as measured by Transverse Breakage ...


Effects Of Higher Speed Explosives In Drift Rounds, Harve Preston Nelson Jan 1950

Effects Of Higher Speed Explosives In Drift Rounds, Harve Preston Nelson

Masters Theses

"There is much still to be learned of what takes place in the actual explosive zone of a rock blast. Many factors, both known and unknown, have individual and collective effects. A program is now in progress by the Mining Department of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy for developing and preserving information about some of the factors affecting the use of explosives. Some work has been done. More is now being completed by Messrs. R. J. Jones and J. B. H. Fitz-William. Present plans call for continuing the research and gathering data on this subject which is so important ...


Principles And Practices Controlling The Use Of Earthmoving Equipment, Woodrow John Latvala Jan 1950

Principles And Practices Controlling The Use Of Earthmoving Equipment, Woodrow John Latvala

Masters Theses

"The purpose of this study is to show how the efficiency in earthmoving projects can be increased by the application of engineering principles. Efficiency can be increased by choosing equipment to fit the given set of conditions; and, having chosen the equipment, operate it at its maximum efficiency. In order to choose the right equipment it is necessary to study the conditions under which the equipment must operate. It is then necessary to study the machine in order to ascertain its adaptability to the existing conditions"--Introduction, page 1.


Efficiency Studies Of The Effect Of Moisture On The Power Consumption Of Mine Scrapers, Georges J. Vigier Jan 1950

Efficiency Studies Of The Effect Of Moisture On The Power Consumption Of Mine Scrapers, Georges J. Vigier

Masters Theses

"Many years of practice have resulted in the standardization of several types of scrapers which are now commonly manufactured for use in mining. Although experience has brought out much information on scraping operations, no systematic studies of the efficiency of mine scrapers have been carried out before the experimental works done in the last few years at Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. "Purpose of Problem": The purpose of this present study is to consider the effect which moisture in the muck has on the efficiency as regards power consumption and amount of material scraped, of different types of mine ...


Safety And Health In Mining, John Philip Lacke Jan 1950

Safety And Health In Mining, John Philip Lacke

Masters Theses

"The mining industry has long been criticised severely because of its high rate of accident occurrence. Statistics, which, however, are not strictly comparable show that the accident-frequency rate in all mining is currently about three times and the accident severity rate is about seven times as great as the average for general industrial work in the United States. Figures such as these are by no means comforting to mining men. They constitute a challenge to the industry that cannot be ignored.

It must be remembered that any type of mining is more hazardous than most or the other major occupations ...


A Comparative Study Of Some Rock Drill Bits, Charles Roger Knopp Jan 1950

A Comparative Study Of Some Rock Drill Bits, Charles Roger Knopp

Masters Theses

"The detachable single-use rick-drill bit has attracted considerable attention in the mining industry of the United States during the past few years. While this type of bit has been used for some time in other countries, it has been only recently that these bits have been manufactured in the United States. It was decided to test this type of bit and make a comparative study of a single-use bit and a widely used detachable rock-drill bit"--Introduction, page 1.


Effect Of Unionism On Cost Of Coal, Subrahmanya Padmanabhan Jan 1950

Effect Of Unionism On Cost Of Coal, Subrahmanya Padmanabhan

Masters Theses

"Coal is not only the base of our civilization and a key to our continued high standard of living but it is also playing a leading part in the recovery of Europe and other backward nations of the world. Our dependency upon coal as a basic source of energy is growing greater and greater every day. Some day atomic power may be our principal source of energy but the list of technical obstacles that block the way for widespread and commercial use of atomic energy is a long one. Unlike its competitors, such as petroleum and natural gas, the reserves ...


Rockbursts, Christian Maurice Colson Jan 1950

Rockbursts, Christian Maurice Colson

Masters Theses

"This paper does not pretend to originality; it is an attempt to bring to light the causes and the mechanism of rockbursts, as exposed in the literature. Furthermore, an endeavor has been made to give a comprehensive picture of the prediction, prevention, and control methods of rockbursts. Briefly, what has been done in the field of rockbursts, and what remains open to investigation is submitted to the reader. The choice of rockbursts as a thesis subject appears to be justified by the geologic interest of the question. Detailed geologic observations, and particularly the recording of all the structural features which ...


Grouting And Freezing Unconsolidated And Water-Bearing Strata, Robert Walter Heins Jan 1950

Grouting And Freezing Unconsolidated And Water-Bearing Strata, Robert Walter Heins

Masters Theses

"The process of grouting has undergone many changes in recent years. A definition must, therefore, be inclusive. "Grouting" is the process of injecting, under pressure, into soil and rock through boreholes or other openings, any solution or suspension containing materials that harden, stiffen, or swell in void spaces to produce a solid or semi-solid impermeable mass. Various cements, chemicals, asphalts and clays are the materials used in the grouting process. The use of tailings is also considered a type of grouting, since some hardening or stiffening takes place. Cement grout relies on chemical reaction to bring about setting or hardening ...


Effects Of A Reverse Order Of Firing Using Millisecond Delay Electric Blasting Caps In A Quarry Operation, Reginald John Jones Jan 1950

Effects Of A Reverse Order Of Firing Using Millisecond Delay Electric Blasting Caps In A Quarry Operation, Reginald John Jones

Masters Theses

"Evidence of the steady increase in the production of quarries is a reflection of the improved blasting practices that are being used. New explosives, the new millisecond electrical blasting caps and the endless experimentation carried on by both manufacturer and operator continue to aid or better the old methods of quarry blasting. In many instances the better results were obtained from practices hitherto unknown or at least unused. This report describes the results obtained from comparing quarry rounds shot in the accepted firing order and those shot in the reverse order of firing. The purpose of the report is to ...


A Study Of The Efficiency Of Split-Second Delay Electric Blasting Caps In Underground Limestone Mining, John B. H. Fitzwilliam Jan 1950

A Study Of The Efficiency Of Split-Second Delay Electric Blasting Caps In Underground Limestone Mining, John B. H. Fitzwilliam

Masters Theses

"The introduction of electric blasting caps have delay intervals of the order of one-half to one second proved of advantage in many aspects of underground mining, particularly development work. Their use spread, until they now supersede fuse-and-cap firing wherever possible. Split-second delay electric blasting caps are a comparatively recent development from conventional delay caps. They have been found of practicable use in quarrying operations, and have been applied in many phases of underground mining. While evidence, to show that short-delay firing in quarrying is more efficient than instantaneous firing, is becoming increasingly conclusive, it remains to be proved that split-second ...


A Study Of Mine Scraper Efficiency On Materials Of Different Specific Gravities, Kermit Guy Rowley Jan 1950

A Study Of Mine Scraper Efficiency On Materials Of Different Specific Gravities, Kermit Guy Rowley

Masters Theses

"The purpose of this study is to determine the effect that the specific gravity of the material scraped has on the power consumption and the efficiency of the common types of mine scrapers. As scraper weight, rope speed, and moisture content of the muck are important factors affecting the power consumption and efficiency, these variables are the ones considered for each type scraper. Two materials of different specific gravities are used in the study with an equal number of tests run on each material"--Introduction, Purpose of Problem, page 2.