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Monitoring-While-Drilling for Open-Pit Mining in a Hard Rock Environment: An Investigation of Pattern Recognition Techniques Applied to Rock Identification
This thesis investigated the abilities of artificial neural networks as rock classifiers in an open-pit hard rock environment using monitoring-while-drilling (MWD) data. Blast hole drilling data has been collected from an ...
Investigations of Backfill - Rock Mass Interface Failure Mechanisms
From previous research, it has been proven that rock roughness and closure are two important factors for stability of backfilled stope and exposed backfill. In order to estimate the important parameters of roughness, ...
The Effect of Fragmentation Specification on Blasting Cost
Drilling and blasting are seen as sub-systems of size reducing operations in mining. To have better design parameters for economical excavation of mineral production and fragmentation, the comminution and fragmentation ...
An Investigation of Copper Recovery from a Sulphide-Oxide Ore with a Mixed Collector System
Current copper deposits contain significant amounts of secondary non-sulphide minerals and newly discovered deposits are increasingly complex. As a result, research into the improvement of sulphide-oxide copper ores ...
Alkali Hydride-Borohydride Solutions for the Application to Thermally Regenerative Electrochemical Systems
This thesis was concerned with the proof of concept for mid-grade, 250-500oC, industrial waste heat recovery using a thermally regenerative electrochemical system. Proposed thermally regenerative electrochemical systems ...