Ground Support for underground mines was written in response to industry’s need for a 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 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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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 current and future mining engineers, as well as underground engineering university students. 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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“This book is a major contribution to mining geomechanics. It is essential reading for geomechanics engineers, mine design staff and operating staff. For mine geomechanics engineers in particular, it is an authoritative reference and an essential acquisition.”
– Emeritus Professor Barry Brady, The University of Western Australia
“The ACG book ‘Ground Support for underground mines’ provides a balanced introduction to ground
support selection, design considerations, data requirements and methods. Important concepts for
underground miners are explained in detail from the ground up, catering for a range of background from students with only a basic understanding of rock mechanics, to experienced geotechnical professionals. I would strongly recommend the text as part of a study programme in rock mechanics or geotechnical engineering, or as a reference for working professionals.”
– Regan Crabbe, student, The University of Western Australia
“The ‘Ground Support for underground mines’ is an unmissable reference book for readers who are eager to pursue the knowledge of conducting ground support in underground mines. The book systematically introduces both the existing and novel ground support methods for caverns with various geotechnical and geological conditions. Furthermore, the worldwide best ground support practices are reviewed and summarised based on the authors’ years of research and field experience, which is precious for readers.”
-Chunchen Wei, student, UNSW Sydney
“The order of the chapters is very well organized. A ground control engineer must understand the basics well and this is what is presented. The concepts presented in the book are well covered and refer to very good scientific articles. Anyone who wants to know more about any subjects can refer to these articles. It’s a good quality book and can last several years and remain in good condition. This book should be taught in universities for future mining engineers.”
-Guillaume Sasseville, Agnico Eagle, Canada
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