Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction : Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Ground Support, Perth, Australia, 28-30 September 2004 book cover
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Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction
Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Ground Support, Perth, Australia, 28-30 September 2004




ISBN 9789058096401
Published September 14, 2004 by CRC Press
659 Pages

 
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Book Description

The purpose of ground support is to safely maintain excavations for their expected lifespan. The effectiveness of ground support can be seen both in terms of personnel and equipment safety, and in terms of allowing the most economic extraction. Scientists, practitioners and technology developers have contributed to this volume, which covers rock mass characterisation, open pit mining and tunnelling. The methods described include modelling and dynamic testing, while international case studies provide ample illustration of both failures and triumphs in ground support.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Organization

Keynote lectures

  1. Case studies
  2. Rock mass characterisation
  3. Modelling
  4. In situ and laboratory testing
  5. Open pit
  6. Dynamic testing
  7. Rockfalls and failure mechanisms
  8. Civil engineering and tunnelling
  9. Design
  10. Corrosion
  11. Surface support
  12. Other Support

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