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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Drilling And Blasting Technology

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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Drilling and Blasting is the most popular and predominant rock excavation technique. The main advantage of this technique is that it can be universally applicable if it is designed suitably. This course will cover the basics of Rock geology related to drilling application, the fundamentals of drilling and blasting process during rock excavation in surface and sub-surface excavation and also its engineering as well as economic feasibility.INTENDED AUDIENCE :Mining engineering, Civil Engineering, GeologyPREREQUISITES : NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT :All Mining Companies (CIL, HZL, TataSteel, HCL, Cement Companies etc.), Civil sectors carrying tunneling (L&T, HCC, Afcons, NHPC etc)


Week 1: Rock Geology, Mechanism of Rock Drilling and DrillabilityWeek 2: Drilling Machines, Selection of Rock Drill and its accessoriesWeek 3: Special Drilling Method and economics of drillingWeek 4: Explosives and accessoriesWeek 5: Explosive properties and explosive-rock interactionWeek 6: Rock blasting methods and designsWeek 7: Super alloys: Alloy design, Microstructure and PropertiesWeek 8: Safety, Environmental impact and economics of rock blasting

Taught by

Prof. Kaushik Dey


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