This book gives an explanation of the mutual relationships between terotechnology and the theory of exploitation, and presents the fundamentals of the theory of exploitation and its role in relation to mining engineering where mine machines and machinery systems are concerned. Further, statistical diagnostics, exploitation processes of machines, reliability and its models, and the methods of modelling and analysis of the processes of changes of states are treated. This book will be of particular interest to students, academics and lecturers of mining faculties and schools of mining. Mining Engineers and other professionals in the mining industry will also find this book of interest.
Jacek Czaplicki received his Master of Science in Mine Mechanization from the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland. He also obtained a Doctorate degree in Technical Sciences and his Doctor in Science degree in Mining and Geological Engineering with a specialization in Mine Machinery at the same University. He worked for three years at the Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin, Nigeria on a UNESCO project. A few years later he was appointed to Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Ltd and worked as a lecturer at the School of Mines at the University of Zambia as part of a World Bank project. He has published more than a hundred and twenty papers. His specialization comprises mine transport, reliability and computation of mine machinery and their systems and reliability of hoist head ropes. He is an internationally recognized specialist in mine mechanization.