Estimation of optimum specific energy based on rock properties for assessment of roadheader performance


Balcı C., Demircin M., Çopur H., Tunçdemir H.

JOURNAL OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, vol.104, no.11, pp.633-641, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.633-641
  • Keywords: mechanical excavation, roadheader, performance prediction, rock cutting, optimum specific energy, mechanical properties of rocks
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Specific energy is defined as the amount of work required to break a unit volume of rock and is used to predict the performance of mechanical miners. It is obtained from full-scale rock cutting experiments, which require large block samples, experienced personnel and expensive equipment found in only a few research centres in the world.