Importance of physical-mechanical properties of rocks for application of a raise boring machine

A. Shaterpour-Mamaghani, H. Copur, E. Dogan, T. Erdogan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Raise boring machine is one of the preferred mechanical excavation machines that used for drilling/excavation of different shafts in mining and tunneling industries. The geological and geotechnical knowledge is one of the important factors for implementation of the shaft projects. This study aims to analyze the effects of uniaxial compressive strength, Bra-zilian tensile strength, and elasticity modulus on the performance of a raise boring machine (daily advance rate, consumed gross reamerhead torque and power, net pulling force, instant-aneous penetration rate, unit penetration, and field specific energy) during the reaming operation of two shafts in the Balya lead-zinc underground mine. The field investigation indicated that besides the physical-mechanical properties of the excavated rocks, the other factors such as mechanical (machine related) and operational parameters should be considered for performance evaluation of a raise boring machine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTunnels and Underground Cities
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art- Proceedings of the WTC 2019 ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress
EditorsDaniele Peila, Giulia Viggiani, Giulia Viggiani, Tarcisio Celestino
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1136-1143
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138388659
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventWorld Tunnel Congress, WTC 2019 and the 45th General Assembly of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, ITA-AITES 2019 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 May 20199 May 2019

Publication series

NameTunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art- Proceedings of the WTC 2019 ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress

Conference

ConferenceWorld Tunnel Congress, WTC 2019 and the 45th General Assembly of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, ITA-AITES 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityNaples
Period3/05/199/05/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Funding

This study summarizes some of the results of Ph.D. research work carried out by Aydin Sha-terpour-Mamaghani. The authors are grateful to the support of Eczacibasi Esan lead-zinc underground mine and Sargin Construction and Machinery Industry Trade Inc.; this work would be impossible without their support.

FundersFunder number
Sargin Construction and Machinery Industry Trade Inc.

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Importance of physical-mechanical properties of rocks for application of a raise boring machine'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this