JOURNAL OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, vol.104, no.11, pp.633-641, 2004 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
mechanical excavation, roadheader, performance prediction, rock cutting, optimum specific energy, mechanical properties of rocks
Istanbul Technical University Affiliated:
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.