Fragmentation is an important aspect of all block caving operations. The primary fragmentation can be difficult to assess, in particular in complex geological environments, and for rock masses subjected to varying stress as is normally the case in block caving.
The 56th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium covers all aspects of rock mechanics, geomechanics, and rock engineering.
Dr. Ghazvinian specializes in geomechanics of brittle rocks. He offers expertise in continuum and discontinuum modeling of underground excavations prone to brittle fracturing and spalling. He has experience in application of numerical models to sequencing life of mine simulations and predicting potential seismic hazards in deep underground excavations.
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