Rock Falls

Best practice rock engineering handbook for other mines
introductionThis document has been prepared as part of a Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee (SIMRAC) research project OTH 602 entitled “Best practice rock engineering handbook for other mines including underground and open
Assessment of seismic risk in the bushveld complex platinum mines
The objective of this project was to identify conditions that constitute seismic hazards and to assess the risk associated with such hazards in the platinum mines in the Bushveld Complex. A preliminary assessment of the current risk of
Assessing evaluating acoustic techniques for making safe
The project was divided into four areas, viz.: (i) Theoretical evaluation,(ii) AEM calibration under controlled laboratory conditions,(iii) AEM surface field trials, and(iv) AEM underground trials on gold and platinum mines. The
A textbook on rock mechanics for tabular hard rock mines
A re-assessment of coal pillar design procedures
This project follows on from project GAP 708, The Design and Development of an Effective Support System for Tabular Stopes in Gold and Platinum Mines.  The primary output of this project is to develop and surface test an effective