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Excavation Engineering II (Mechanical Excavation)

Code Number:7.1.11.8
Teaching Semester:8th
Course Direction:Mining Engineering
Course Type:Elective

Lecture Hours Lab Hours Exercise Hours
2 1 0


Course Overview

Principles of mechanical excavation. Production drilling (percussive–rotary). Compressed air. Rock cutting theories (drag tools-rotating tools). Mechanical excavation equipment and applications: Tunnel boring machines, Road-headers, continuous miners, BWEs, Shovels, Rippers, Hydraulic hammers.


Teaching Personnel

G. Panagiotou
Th. Michalakopoulos

Last Updated: February 25, 2007