Mandate

To prepare techno-economically feasible mine plansfor optimum extraction of different mineral deposits; carry out investigations on subsidence prediction, monitoring and control measures and also to conduct surveying exercises using modern techniques and instruments.


About Us
This Research Group comprises of the following sections:
  1. Mine Planning & Economics Section focuses on preparation of mine plans using state-of-the-art software for different mines. Additionally, the section also carries out investigations on machine health monitoring, ergonomics study and design and development of instruments for mining as well as other industries.
  2. Subsidence & Surveying Section carries out investigations on subsidence prediction, measurement, and monitoring under different geo-mining conditions.The section also conducts surveying exercises for volumetric computation of earthwork excavation.
 

Our Expertise
Mine Planning & Economics
  1. Preparation of mine plan, mine closure plan, feasibility report, integration of stoping/caving boundary and production scheduling.
  2. Estimation of geological reserve and overburden to be removed.
  3. Economic exploitation of reserve
  4. Optimisation of mining plan.
  5. Planning for future deep mining operation.
  6. Simulation, programming to optimise the production scheduling and planning process.
Machine Health Monitoring
  1. Vibration analysis for machine health monitoring to prevent sudden failures of machines. 
  2. Vibration analysis in rotating machineries for identifying machinery problems like misalignment, unbalance, bent shaft, bearing defects, gear defects, electrical defects etc.
  3. Lubricant oil analysis.
Ergonomics:
  1. Study related to analyze the effect of short term and long term vibration exposure on the operators of Heavy Earth Moving Machineries (HEMM). 
  2. Health/safety protection and equipment design for workers.
  3. Study of mental and physical work load for worker.
  4. Ergonomics design of vehicle and facilities in mining/exploration/power plant site.
  5. Study of comfort environmental parameters in mining/exploration/power plant site.
  6. Work postures study and evolution.
  7. Measurement and real time analysis of noise exposure of a person. 
Electronics & Instrumentation:
  1. Design and development of various instruments and products by using the different sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques.
Mine Subsidence & Surveying
  1. Subsidence measurement due to extraction of coal and gas.
  2. Three-dimensional subsidence prediction model for single seam and multi-seam for Indian geo-mining conditions.
  3. Assessment of causes, mechanism and suggesting remedial measures of pot-hole subsidence.
  4. Expertise in conducting surveying exercises using modern techniques, like, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), 3D Laser Scanner etc.
  5. Expertise in surveying of opencast mines for volumetric computation of earthwork excavation, dump and stockpile survey using Total Station and 3D Laser Scanner (LiDAR).
 

Our Accomplishments
  1. Preparation of Mine Plans and Mine Closure Plans for many coal and non-coal mines.
  2. Vetting of feasibility reports and Mine Plans of various mines.
  3. Successful design and monitoring of the excavation and support efficacy for the proposed new tunnel between Ratanpur and Jamalpur
  4. A microcontroller based fully automated coal transportation system has been developed and the developed system successfully installed at Coal Handling Plant of Digwadih Campus, Dhanbad.
  5. Developed expertise in subsidence measurement due to extraction of coal and gas over small and large areas using Total Station and Global Navigation satellite system (GNSS).
  6. Developed the concept of Non-Effective Width (NEW) for Indian coalfields.
  7. Developed three-dimensional subsidence prediction model for single seam and multi-seam for Indian geo- mining conditions using Modified Influence Function method for the safety of surface structures, agricultural land and forest land.
  8. Development of techniques for assessment of causes, mechanism and remedial measures of pot-hole subsidence.
  9. Establishment of base station, primary control points and secondary control points using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
  10. Demarcation of mine block boundary and topographical survey using GNSS.
  11. Geophysical investigation using Resistivity Imaging Technique over mining area and groundwater exploration
 

NameDesignationEmail & phonePhoto
Head of the Research Group
Dr. Sujit Kumar Mandal Chief Scientist & HORG E-mail : skm[dot]cimfr[at]gmail[dot]com, sujitkm[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : 9431123474 (M)
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Section: 1 Mine Planning and Economics
Mr. Dilip Kumbhakar Sr. Principal Scientist & HOS E-mail : dilipcimfr[at]gmail[dot]com, dilip[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : 9431729438 (M)
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Mr. Sandip Oraon Sr. Technical Officer (1) E-mail : Sandip_Oraon[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
Phone : 0326-2296004/5, 4334 (Extn), 7250820979 (M)
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Mr. Guguloth Suresh Technical Officer E-mail : g[dot]sureshifs[at]gmail[dot]com, gsuresh[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : 8099585820 (M)
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Mr. Anand Shyamji Sharma Technical Officer E-mail : anandsharma[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, sharmaanand5565[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 9595009324, 9834803109 (M)
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Mrs. Prerna Jaiswal Technical Assistant E-mail : prerna[dot]sweetipie[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 8789761615, 8540921749 (M)
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Section: 2 Mine Subsidence and Surveying
Dr. Amar Prakash

Briefbiodata
Sr. Principal Scientist & HOS E-mail : amarprakash[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, amar_cmri[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
Phone : 9431315038 (M)
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Mr. Aniket Verma

Briefbiodata
Scientist E-mail : aniketverma[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, aniket[dot]verma007[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 8987452940 (M)
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Mr. Ajay Kumar

Briefbiodata
Pr. Technical Officer E-mail : ajaycmri123[at]gmail[dot]com, ajaykumar[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : 9431513489 (M)
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Mr. Sanjivan Kumar Technical Assistant E-mail : sanjivansah[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 7033265703 (M)
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Mr. Jagdeepa Oraon Technical Assistant E-mail : jaoraon1234[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 8271153136 (M)
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Dr. Dhanjee Kumar Chaudhary Technical AssistantEducational Qualification: Phd, PDF
E-mail : dhanjee_geobhu[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 8900351758 (M)
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Mr. Manoj Kumar Singh Sr. Technician (1) E-mail : mkscimfr[at]yahoo[dot]com
Phone : 9934641577, 6205965170 (M)
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Mr. Simanta Sinha Technician E-mail : s[dot]sinhasurvey[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 7001407505 (M)
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16 Results
Sl. No.A brief description of Facilities/ Equipment/Tools/software with photos
Major Facilities
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Mine Planning Software Facility: Used for preparation of Mine Plans

Mine Planning Software Facility: Used for preparation of Mine Plans

Mine Planning Software Facility: Used for preparation of Mine Plans

Minex, S urpac, Mineshed, Explo, Dymola, Vital

Trivector Analyzer: Instrument for different type of oil analysis

Trivector Analyzer: Instrument for different type of oil analysis

Oil Particle counter: The instrument particle counters are used for oil contamination analysis

Oil Particle counter: The instrument particle counters are used for oil contamination analysis

Machinery Health Analyzer: Instrument used for collection of vibration data on different machines

Machinery Health Analyzer: Instrument used for collection of vibration data on different machines

Vibration Meter: Six Channel Human Instrument used for collection of whole body vibration data on different motors, vehicles in various environment

Vibration Meter: Six Channel Human Instrument used for collection of whole body vibration data on different motors, vehicles in various environment 

Topographical survey of large opencast mines and rugged terrain using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

Topographical survey of large opencast mines and rugged terrain using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

Resistivity Imaging: for groundwater exploration, geological disturbances in natural and man-made underground workings, detection of sub-surface cavities, geological mappings, delineation of hard strata/weak zone etc.

Resistivity Imaging: for groundwater exploration, geological disturbances in natural and man-made underground workings, detection of sub-surface cavities, geological mappings, delineation of hard strata/weak zone etc.

3D Laser Scanner for survey and volume calculation of excavated opencast mine, dump and stockpile using

3D Laser Scanner for survey and volume calculation of excavated opencast mine, dump and stockpile using 

Prediction and control of subsidence movements under different geo-mining conditions using software tools, CivilCAD; LisCAD; Trimble Business Centre; ATLAScan; Prosys II

Prediction and control of subsidence movements under different geo-mining conditions using software tools, CivilCAD; LisCAD; Trimble Business Centre; ATLAScan; Prosys II

 
Sl.No. Projects Sponsor
1 Preparation of feasibility report for Drang (MohalBhatog) rock salt mine Indian Salts Ltd.
2 Review of geological model and verify the annual production plan at Manoharpur and dip side of Manoarpur near Basundhara Area of MCL Odisha Coal & Power Ltd.
3 Advice on vetting of Mining Plan of Taliha Graphite Deposit, Arunachal Pradesh Stenos Cement Pvt. Ltd.
4 Advice on vetting of Mining Plan of Laa-Lamdak Area in Arunachal Pradesh Skamord Mining Pvt Ltd.
5 Advice on vetting of Mining Plan of Bopi, Dodeserum and Tal Area in Arunachal Pradesh Tasso Alloys Pvt. Ltd.
6 Data collection for preparation of mine closure plan of Khagra –Joydev coal mine of M/s DVC Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)
7 Design of safe excavation pattern and support and support system for proposed new railway tunnel between Ratanpur and Jamalpur stations Eastern Railway
8 Monitoring of the excavation and support efficacy for the proposed new tunnel between Ratanpur and Jamalpur Eastern Railway
9 Development of Microcontroller based fully automated coal transportation system (CSIR-CIMFR) In-house
10 Development of continuous monitoring device to identify the rock fall in railway tunnel using Internet of Things (IoT) (CSIR-CIMFR) In-house
11 Volumetric measurement of hired opencast of BCCL using 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanner Bharat Coking Coal Ltd.
12 Advice for safe method of extraction of 5(S) Panel in 14 Seam with controlled effect on the floor of Magazine house at the surface at Bhelatand Colliery, Tata Steel. TATA Steel
13 Volumetric measurement of opencast excavation of Khanak stone at Khanak using laser technology. Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructural Development Corporation
14 Advice on subsidence prediction due to excavation at Longwall panels of seam-III & seam-I of Muraidih underground mine, Barora Area, BCCL. Bharat Coking Coal Ltd.
15 Subsidence investigation over depillaring panels at Tata Steel Colliery of Jharia coalfield for safety of surface structure. TATA Steel
16 Advice on subsidence prediction and management study pertaining to Jaganathpur-B coal block of Raniganj coalfield, West Bengal Eastern Coalfields Ltd.
17 Scientific study to assess the efficiency of the support system during the working of the panel and thereafter continuously monitor the strata movement till the completion of extraction in the E3 panel underground mine of Pathakhera area, WCL Western Coalfields Ltd.
18 Safety evaluation of different surface features and structures due to subsidence movements at Tata Steel collieries in Jharia coalfield TATA Steel
19 Survey of surface topography as well as existing railway tunnel for laying the direction of proposed tunnel with respect to existing one at Jamalpur Eastern Railways
20 Analysis of subsidence investigation over Longwall panel no. 2 at Adriyala Longwall project, SCCL Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL)