Authors: Cumming-Potvin, D; Potvin, Y; Wesseloo, J; Harris, P; Ho, C; Heinsen Egan, M


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Cumming-Potvin, D, Potvin, Y, Wesseloo, J, Harris, P, Ho, C & Heinsen Egan, M 2019, 'Development of a single-pass detailed damage mapping application', in J Hadjigeorgiou & M Hudyma (eds), Ground Support 2019: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 85-100,

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High-quality data is crucial in back-analysis of rockburst data and the development of empirical design methods. Data collection and reporting is currently predominantly a manual process (creating a two-pass system) with limited organisation or standardisation. To facilitate the collection, management and analysis of high-quality rockburst damage data, a damage mapping application was developed. This application is designed for offline use with tablet devices, creating a single-pass system. The data captured by the application includes information on location, rock mass conditions, installed ground support and corrosion, falls of ground, damage and photos. The application was designed with four goals in mind: consistency, speed, comprehensiveness and simplicity. To achieve these goals, a number of custom-made widgets were employed for optimal data input. Once input is complete, the data is synchronised to a server on the mine network and is then available for further analysis with an mXrap app.

Keywords: damage mapping, rockburst, ground support, tablet

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