The in‐situ primary fragmentation that occurs during mining operations (using caving methods) highly depends on pre‐existing fractures. Slip along fracture planes and breakage of rock bridges are the main controls of the fragmentation and block formation process during caving.
Live in-person introductory training course in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and features in 3DEC.
The ARMA Student Design Competition (SDC) aims to engage students in the practice of rock engineering and promote interaction with peers and professionals from academia and industry. Following the success of SDC 2021 with a case study in slope stability, we are excited to continue SDC 2022 in the field of tunneling design.
Dr. Chéng is a geomechanics engineer with academic background in numerical modeling and geotechnical engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California. He has research experience in the coupling of porous media and fluids, liquefaction models, and soil and rock mechanics.
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