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Mining Engineering

Content of Courses for Mining Engineering MSc Program

  • MAD702 Numerical Methods in Rock Mechanics (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction and the importance of numerical methods. Fundamental concepts and equations. Stress and stability analyses in rock mechanics. Finite element method.  Finite difference method. Boundary element method. Discrete elements method. Other methods. Example programs and their applications. 

  • MAD703 Mathematical Methods in Engineering (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Derivative - integral concept and engineering applications. Engineering applications of partial derivatives. Founding the maximum and minimum points of two-variables functions by mathematical and graphical methods. Least squares method and curve fitting. Multiple correlation. Matrix computations for engineers. Solutions of linear higher order differential equations.

  • MAD704 Pillar Mechanics and Design (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction and the importance of the pillar mechanics and design. Pillars in underground mining. Pillar strength and behavior. Loads imposed on underground pillars. Pillar design approaches. Yielding pillars and stress control techniques. Pillar - strata interaction. Pillar design with numerical methods. 

  • MAD705  Advanced Mine Ventilation  (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Review of basic concepts. Estimating the air quantity. Prediction of methane emission. Ventilation network analyses (Mc Ilroy and Hardy Cross techniques). Computer applications. 

  • MAD706 Gas and Dust Explosions (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Importance and history of the subject. Explosive gases (methane, mixed gases), Explosibility. Explosive dusts (coal dust). Prevention of explosions. Measures after explosion.

  • MAD707 Innovative Mining Methods (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Conventional mining methods. Hydraulic mining. Ocean mining. Dredge mining (dredging). Solution mining. Underground gasification and retorting methods. Nuclear mining. Lunar mining. Examples taken from practices, discussion and evaluation. 

  • MAD708 Progress in Mine Mechanization (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. The importance and history of mine mechanization. Mechanization of development works. Production and longwall mechanization. Mechanization of mine haulage.

  • MAD709 Advanced Rock Mechanics (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Three-dimensional analysis of stresses and strains. Constitutive equations (elasticity, transversal anisotropy, models for elasto-plastic and viscoelastic behavior). Mechanical properties and behavior of rock material. Characterization of rock masses. Failure criteria. In situ stresses.

  • MAD710 Design of Underground Openings (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Evolution and uses of underground openings. Collection of design inputs and preliminary studies. Stress and stability analyses of underground excavations. Rock - support interaction analysis. Rock mass classification systems. Dimensioning of supports (rigid steel sets, yielding steel sets, rock bolts, shotcrete). Special design topics (intersections, portals, shafts).

  • MAD711 Excavation Technology in Surface Mining (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Diggability of rocks. Diggability prediction methods. Analysis of excavation plant and method efficiencies. Classification of diggability. Planning of excavation equipment fleet.

  • MAD712 Slope Stability in Surface Mining (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Mechanical analysis of slope stability. Geological data collection. Shear strength. Effect of water. Types of instabilities. Effect of explosives. Determination of instabilities and continuous monitoring equipment. 

  • MAD713 Advanced Coal Preparation Technology (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Test techniques basis for preparation. Advanced preparation techniques; flotation, selective agglomeration, selective flocculation, heavy medium cyclones and separators. Dry coal cleaning techniques. Chemical and bacterial coal cleaning techniques. Dewatering, drying and grinding of clean coals. 

  • MAD715 Mineral Processing Plant Design I (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Sampling. Handling, conveying and storage. Size reduction; test techniques used for size reduction. Crushing, primary crushers, secondary crushers, tertiary and special crushers. Grinding, rod mills, ball mills, autogenous grinding, stirring mills. Screening. Solid-liquid separation. Equipment selection. 

  • MAD716 Mineral Processing Plant Design II (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Mineral properties basis for separation. Gravity separation methods, jigs, tables, spirals. Heavy medium separation, HMS, drums and bath type devices.  Magnetic and electrostatic separation. Flotation. Selection and sizing of separation devices. Thermal drying. 

  • MAD717 Advanced Flotation Technique (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Surface chemistry; free energy and surface potential, flotation phases. Flotation reagents; classification of reagents, functions of reagents. Flotation of sulphur minerals. Flotation of oxide minerals. Flotation of salt type minerals. Flotation of coal. Design of flotation plants. Flotation flow sheets.

  • MAD718 Control and Automation in Mineral Processing Plants (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Control techniques used in mineral processing. In-situ measurement techniques. Computerized measurement and controlling. Processing of data. Practical examples.

  • MAD719 Evaluation of Industrial Minerals (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction to Industrial minerals. Preparation and utilization methods for trona, boron minerals, quartzite, feldspar, kaolin, talc, phosphate, zircon and cement raw materials.

  • MAD721 Environmental Problems in Mining Industry (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Solid refuses of mining and mineral processing. Suspended and dissolved solids in mineral industry. Mitigation techniques used for environmental effects suspended and dissolved solids. Mining chemicals their environmental effects and mitigation techniques. Tailing dams. Basic reclamation techniques.

  • MAD722 Computer Applications in Reserve Estimation (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction of reserve estimation methods used in mining (classical, statistical, geostatistical and geophysical methods). Computer application of Simpson and trapezoid rules. Computer application of Cross and tetrahedron methods. Determination of statistical parameters by using computer. Reserve estimation of an ore deposit by using a computer program.

  • MAD723 Field Measurements and Evaluation in Rock Mechanics (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction and importance of the subject. Stress, load and convergence measuring devices. their types and working principles. Load, stress and convergence measuring  methods. Determination of  in-situ strength characteristics of rock masses. 

  • MAD724 Analysis Methods in Mineral Processing (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Determination of size distribution. Determination of particle liberation. Determination of settling rates of particles. Measurement of surface area. Measurement of surface potential. Measurement of s.g., bulk density etc. TGA and DTG. Proximate and ultimate analyses of coal. Chemical analyses of common ores. 

  • MAD725 Chromatographic Analysis Methods - Gas chromatography (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction and history of chromatography. Principles of chromatography. Chromatographic analysis methods. Gas chromatography. Parts of gas chromatography apparatus. Columns and detectors. Standard gases and gas chromatography calibrations.

  • MAD726 Discontinuity Analysis in Rock Mechanics (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction and importance of the subject. Discontinuities in rock masses. Identification of discontinuities. Shear strength characteristics of discontinuities. Deformation characteristics of discontinuities. Discontinuity analyses. 

  • MAD727 Mine Project and Investment Evaluation (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Project cash flow analysis. Time value money concept. Economic analysis of mineral and general investments. Inflation and escalation adjustment in project evaluation. Uncertainty and risk concepts. Project evaluation under uncertainty and risk: sensitivity analysis, decision tree analysis. Monte Carlo simulation in project evaluation.

  • MAD728 Swelling Behavior in Soils and Rock (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction and the importance of swelling. Swelling soils and rocks. Swelling design in soils and rocks. Swelling tests and apparatus. Swelling equations. Laboratory applications.

  • MAD729 Measurement and Instrumentation in Rock Mechanics (2 2 3)  6 ECTS

Introduction. Basic mechanical properties in rock mechanics. Measurement systems and calibration. Measurement errors. Transducers. Signal converters. Monitoring systems. Measurement applications. Computer controlled instrumentation applications. 

  • MAD730 Dynamic Properties and Behavior of Rock and Rock Structures (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Dynamic waves and propagation. Dynamic elastic properties of rock. Energy storage and dissipation of rock masses. Analytical dynamic solutions. Numerical dynamic solutions. Seismic design and methods of damage mitigation.

  • MAD731 Cutting Tool Behaviors and Abrasivity in Rock Cutting (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction and importance of the subject. Use of cutting tools in rock excavation. Criteria to be considered in the cutter selection. Types of cutter tools. Cutting theories. Factors affecting the wear of cutter and abrasivity indexes. Laboratory experiments. Assessment. 

  • MAD732 Computer Aided Drawing and Design in Mining Engineering (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction to AutoCAD. Geometric constructions. Dimensioning. Sectional Views. Isometric views. 3D modeling. Solid modeling. Applications.

  • MAD733 Aggregate Mining and Technology (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction (crushed stone, sand-gravel) to aggregates industry, basic properties of aggregate, areas of usage and categorizations. Quarrying, production methods, design and equipment selection and criteria. Blasting design. Crushed stone quarry excursion. Aggregates test standards. Aggregates processing methods for industrial usage. Aggregates size reduction and classification systems. Environmental effects of processing plant and precautions. Sand and gravel quarry excursion.

  • MAD734 Energy and Natural Resources (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction to energy industry. Introduction to energy resources. Current situation of energy resources in the world and our country. Energy production, transmission and distribution. Energy supply security and management. Global warming and combat against global warming. Energy policies in the world and Turkey.

  • MAD736 Rock Blasting Techniques (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

The importance and economy of drilling and blasting techniques, Properties of explosives, Equipment’s used in drilling and blasting, Mechanisms of rock breakage, Bench blasting, Blasting for tunnels, drifts and shaft sinking, Controlled blasting techniques, Blast induced environmental effects, Ground vibration and airblast measurement methods.

  • MAD797 M.Sc. Seminar (0 2 0) 3 ECTS

The Course offers the M.Sc. students to prepare a text with a proper format by investigating literatures and to give an oral presentation to their departmental academic staff. The oral presentations enable the students to gain ability in interactively transfering knowledge and disscusion.  

  • MAD798 M.Sc. Field of Specialization (2 0 0) 15 ECTS

This is a theorical course offerred in semestre, semestre break and summer  terms followed by appointment of the advisor for M.Sc. students. It provides M.Sc. students to obtain scientific ethic and discipline.

  • MAD799 M.Sc. Thesis Research (0 1 0) 15 ECTS

This is a practical course offerred in year, semestre, semestre break and summer terms followed by appointment of the advisor for M.Sc. students.

Content of Courses for Mining Engineering PhD Program


  • MAD801 Spontaneous Combustion of Coal  (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Spontaneous combustion problem and affecting factors. Techniques used to study spontaneous combustion phenomena. Findings of recent research work related to low temperature oxidation and heating of coal. Coping with spontaneous combustion in underground and opencast mines, stacks and long distance transportation. 

  • MAD802 Rock Mass Classification Systems (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

General review of the classification systems. The parameters used in the classification systems. Geomechanis classification system. Q-rock mass classification system. Rock structure rating system. Other classification systems. Comparison of the classification systems and their relations. Sample applications. 

  • MAD803 Wire Line Logs in Mine Planning and Design (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction of logs. Caliper log. Radiation log. Acoustic velocity log. Electrical logs. Dipmeter log. Log interpretation. Determination of mechanical properties with wire line logs. Applications in the surface and underground mine design. 

  • MAD804 Excavation Mechanics (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction, excavation and excavation machines. Importance of mechanical excavation. Drag picks, point attack tools, disc cutter, roller cutter, button cutter. Cutting theories. Comparison of cutting tools. Latest developments in excavation (cutting) mechanics. Cuttability criterion and definition. Parameters affecting the cuttability. Cuttability tests. Comparison and review of tests. Hydraulic and hydro-mechanic excavation. General evaluation. 

  • MAD805 Rock Failure (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Review of fundamental concepts. Fundamentals of the plasticity theory. Failure mechanisms of rock material. Factors affecting the failure phenomenon. Theoretical, physical and empirical failure criteria. Application of fracture mechanics to rocks. Determination of failure characteristics of rocks in the laboratory. Failure of rock masses. Rock engineering applications. 

  • MAD806 Mathematical Solutions in Rock Mechanics and Their Applications (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Solutions involving point loads (problems of Kelvin, Boussinesq, Cerruti, and Mindlin). Solutions involving line loads. Elastic stresses around underground openings (circular, elliptical, ovaloidal, rectangular, square, and arched-roof sections). Stresses around parallel and shallow tunnels. Elasto-plastic solutions for circular tunnels. Special solutions (Brazilian problem, Lamé's solution, etc.).

  • MAD807 Strength Properties of Coal (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Occurrence of coal. Physical properties of coal. Mechanical properties of coal. Uniaxial compressive strength of coal. Review of compressive strength of coal. Shear and tensile strengths. Hardness and brittleness of coal. Index tests: impact strength index, cone indenter hardness index, penetration tests. In-situ strength tests. General evaluation. 

  • MAD808 Harmful Dusts and Pneumoconiosis (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

The origin and progression of pneumoconiosis. Techniques used in measurement and analysis of respirable dusts. Techniques used for evaluation of the masses of measurements. Classical and modern methods to cope with the dusts and pneumoconiosis. Findings of the recent researches and critic of the legal issues. 

  • MAD809 Chemistry of Hydrometalurgical Processes (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Debye-Huckel theory. Ionic activities. Free energy of reactions. Oxidation potential. Leaching reactions. Leaching of metal oxides. Leaching of metal silicates. Leaching sulphur minerals. Cobalt, cupper, zinc, uranium leaching. Solid-liquid separation and purification processes. 

  • MAD810 Methane Problem and Prevention Methods (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Mechanisms related to the retention and release of methane. Measurement of gas contents of the coal seams. Prediction of methane emission into the workings and drainage. Explosive nature of methane. Classical and modern methods of prevention.

  • MAD811 Rock Breakage (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Explosives. Auxiliary equipment used in blasting. Fuses. Blasting with electricity. Filling of explosives. Blasting in underground mines. Blasting in coal mines. Blasting in tunneling. Blasting in surface mines. Regulations regarding to the transportation and storing of  explosives. 

  • MAD812 Flotation Surface Chemistry (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Flotation phases. Surface potential and measurement. Contact angle and measurement methods. Free surface energy and measurement methods. Flotation reagents; chemical and physical properties of reagents, utilization of reagents. Flocculation and dispersion processes. Flotation practice. 

  • MAD813 Theories and Principles of Communition (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Aim of size reduction. Size reduction methods. Size reduction laws. Size distribution and measurement methods. Simulation methods for size reduction. Modeling of size reduction. Measurement of energy used in size reduction. Grindability indexes.

  • MAD814 Coal Utilization Technologies (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Origins and properties of coals; petrographic, physical and chemical properties. High temperature decomposition. Dissolving of coals. Briquetting of coals. Combustions of coals and their preparation for combustion. Carbonization/coking. Gasification. Liquefaction. Decomposition products and their uses. 

  • MAD815 Agglomeration (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Aim and importance of agglomeration. Properties of agglomerates. Agglomeration mechanism and forces effecting agglomeration. Agglomeration methods. Briquetting of coals by using binder and without binder. Basic factors effecting briquetting. Pelletizing and sintering. 

  • MAD816 Post Concentration Processes (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Theory of settling, filtering and drying. Sizing of settling ponds and tanks. Drying and dryers. Settling, filtering and drying processes applied to metallic ores and coal. Handling of concentrates. Disposal of tailings. 

  • MAD817 Advanced Geophyical Applications (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Exploration of underground water, coal and petroleum. Discontinuities. Reserve calculations. Elastic parameters. 

  • MAD818 Mathematical Modeling in Geophysics (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Principles of modeling. Numerical solutions of equation systems. Fourier transformation. Numerical solutions of differential equations. Modeling in gravity, magnetic, resistivity, magnetotelluric, induced polarization and self potential methods. 

  • MAD819 Beneficiation of Precious Metals (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Gold, silver and platinum elements and their occurrence. Physical and chemical beneficiation methods. Leaching of silver and gold. Recovering of silver, gold and platinum from leachate. 

  • MAD820 Salt Mechanics (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Geology of salt deposits. Salt mining. Basic mechanical properties of rock salt. Dilation and failure behavior of rock salt. Time-dependent creep behavior of rock salt. Analytical analysis methods. Numerical analysis methods. Stability analysis for mining openings. 

  • MAD821 Tailing Dams (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Tailing disposal and tailing dams. Planning of dams and land preparation for dam construction. Environmental effects of solids and pulps. Water recovery from dams and ponds. Amendment of tailings. Operational problems of dams. Various mining tailings. 

  • MAD822 Rock Bursting and Coal Bump in Underground Mining (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Rock burst and coal bump phenomenon. Damage mechanism and intensity of rock burst. Static and dynamic stress changes around opening. Methods for assessing rock bursting and coal bump and their numerical applications. Laboratory and in-situ monitoring of rock behavior. Prevention methods. Well known examples of rock bursts and coal bumps. 

MAD823 Project Management (3 0 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction. Fundamentals of project management. Project portfolio management. Decomposition of project work (WBS). Estimating resource requirements. Planning and budgeting scheduling. Analysis of uncertainty. Resource loading and leveling. Earned value analysis. Project monitoring and control. 

  • MAD824 Drillability of  Rocks (2 2 3) 6 ECTS

Introduction and importance of the subject. Drillability. Parameters for drillability. Drilling process and drilling machines. Drillability index tests. Laboratory experiments. Assessment. 

  • MAD897 Ph.D. Seminar (0 2 0) 3 ECTS

The Course offers the Ph.D. students to prepare a text with a proper format by investigating literatures and to give an oral presentation to their departmental academic staff. The oral presentations enable the students to gain ability in interactively transfering knowledge and disscusion. 

  • MAD898 Ph.D. Field of Specialization (3 0 0) 15 ECTS

This is a theorical course offerred in year, semestre, semestre break and summer terms followed by appointment of the advisor for  Ph.D. students. It provides Ph.D. students to obtain scientific ethic and discipline

  • MAD899 Ph.D. Thesis Research (0 1 0) 15 ECTS

This is a practical course offerred in year, semestre, semestre break and summer terms followed by appointment of the advisor for Ph.D. students.

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