Senior Geomechanics Engineer
Dr. Garza-Cruz is a geomechanics engineer with a background in mechanical engineering and numerical modeling. She has experience in the application of numerical models to assess the stability of mining excavations, surface subsidence, stope-back behavior, re-evaluation of underground mining method, primary fragmentation, as well as to understand the creep behavior of excavations in frozen ground.
She has applied numerical models to provide recommendations on mine design criteria (pillar, room, stope and panel dimensions), as well as regional barrier-pillar and crown-pillar dimensions, sequencing, and set back of infrastructure and access.
Ph.D. (Engineering Systems, Mechanical Specialty), 2011
Colorado School of Mines
M.Sc. (Renewable Energy Science, Geothermal), 2010
Universi ty of Iceland / University of Akureyri (Iceland)
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), 2005
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico
American Rock Mechanics Association
Garza-Cruz, T. V., M. Pierce and M. Board. “Effect of Shear Stresses on Pillar Stability - a Back Analysis of the Troy Mine Experience to Forward Predict Pillar Performance at Montanore,” in Proceedings, 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA, June 2018, Seattle, Washington), ARMA 18-1158. Alexandria, Virginia: ARMA, 2018.