Ground Support for underground mines was written in response to industry’s need for a new reference book on ground support, with the target audience being practicing geotechnical and mining engineers having the task of designing ground support systems in mines.
This industry funded ACG Ground Support Systems Optimisation research project, which began in 2013, explored whether it was possible to optimise ground support systems, with the aim to maintain, if not improve, mine safety whilst reducing costs and/or time components. The project featured three sub-projects: probabilistic ground support design; the use of numerical modelling for ground support design; and benchmarking of current ground support design practices. The results from these sub-projects fed into the writing of a new comprehensive, yet practical, ground support book.
The authors have taken good care to describe existing and novel ground support design methods, and also to provide practical tips and advice on the entire design process.
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GSSO book sample.