This course will be facilitated by Professors Yves Potvin and Phil Dight, ACG.
Safety statistics from Canada, Australia, Chile and Sweden are showing that the mining world has become very skilled at operating safely in high seismic hazard conditions. Often, the last line of defence to control seismic risk is the installation of a dynamic resistant ground support systems. The performance of ground support exposed to dynamic loading has been the subject of intense research and numerous trials during the past decade. Many new products are now available on the market. There are increasingly more data and experience from the mines using these products. This experience and knowledge needs to be shared in a workshop environment. Furthermore, intense laboratory testing programmes on ground support have been ongoing at Canmet in Ottawa.
The focus of this workshop will be on sharing the valuable experiences gained with dynamic support. The workshop will allow for discussion periods to facilitate exchanges on some of the key topics related to dynamic resistant ground support systems. A full programme will be available soon.
The main objectives of the workshop are to review the most recent progress and technology development on dynamic ground support, and to offer a forum for practitioners and researchers to share their experiences and discuss relevant dynamic support issues; from the design of support systems to their performance when subjected to large seismic events.
The workshop will explore three main themes:
- The dynamic demand on ground support.
- The dynamic capacity of ground support systems.
- Case studies: performance of ground support systems subjected to large seismic events.