Authors: Potvin, Y


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Potvin, Y 2017, 'The need for new technology to optimise the engineering design of ground support systems in underground mines', in M Hudyma & Y Potvin (eds), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Underground Mining Technology, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 9-22.

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Abstract:
This keynote briefly describes the current ground support design methods and design practices at Canadian and Australian mine sites, based on a comprehensive benchmarking review performed as part of the Ground Support System Optimisation (GSSO) research project from 2013–2017. Following the review of current practice, major gaps are identified and the requirement for developing new technologies to enable the optimisation of ground support systems in the future are proposed. The discussion is divided into three domains of ground support applications: normal, rockburstprone and squeezing ground conditions. Keywords: ground support, rockburst, squeezing ground

Keywords: ground support, rockburst, squeezing ground

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