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Underground Lunch & Learn: The Complex and Difficult Challenge of Managing Rockbursting Conditions
November 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFREE
THE COMPLEX AND DIFFICULT CHALLENGE OF MANAGING ROCKBURSTING CONDITIONS
Managing rockbursting conditions in mine development and operational environments is a complex and difficult challenge. The hazard and the associated risks can be managed based on local experience, monitoring, and informed data-rich analysis. On the other hand, blind development for deep tunneling is being carried out around the world at depths in excess of 2 km and rockbursting has become a common and serious challenge. The rockburst mechanism is predominantly tunneling-induced dynamic rupture or strain bursting, distinct from the remote or mine-generated events that impact mining excavations.
Dr. Mark Diederichs is a Professional Consulting Engineer with Innovative Geomechanics and a Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is a Geological Engineer specializing in tunneling, cavern construction, underground and surface mining, rock slope stability and deep nuclear waste repository engineering. He has over 25 years of industry experience as well as 20 years of University teaching and mentoring experience.