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New ISRM Course on Ground Control in Longwall Mining


A new ISRM course on Ground Control Consideration in High-Production Longwall Mining in Australia has been added to the ISRM website.

This course was created in 2021 by Prof. Ismet Canbulat, from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The course has an introduction and five parts:

Part 0 - Ground control consideration in high-production longwall mining in Australia

Part 1 - Principles of ground control management in Australian underground coal mines

Part 2 - Pillar mechanisms and practical design considerations

Part 3 - Ground support principles and design considerations

Part 4 - Understanding and quantifying coal burst phenomenon

Part 5 - Estimation of horizontal stress magnitudes from borehole breakout data (by Prof. Joung Oh of UNSW)