Self-contained system for the development of offshore soils at low depths

V. E. Kislyakov, P. V. Katyshev, I. A. Baranova

The article analyzes opportunities of sea-bed mineral deposit development by a self-contained system based on a scoop clamshell. A physical model was designed of the mining equipment sinking and floating-up, and mathematical dependences were calculated describing the mining equipment behaviour in the liquid medium for a variety of hydrogeological conditions.

№3 (109) 2013

Key words: Offshore mineral deposits, self-contained system, scoop clamshell, mining, transportation

Mining Industry Journal №3 2013, p.96