With concurrent open-pit mining and sub-level open stoping under way at Rampura Agucha, the goal of this work was to gain insight into how blasts should be designed to better protect underground excavations. FLAC3D models were used to link the small-scale detonation and crushing behavior to the mine-scale stress wave propagation behavior.
The theme of RockEng22 is Canadian Strengths and Future Directions in Rock Mechanics.
Dr. Petersen has experience in the analysis and design of underground excavations for occupancy, science facilities, transit and mining.
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