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AusRock 2018 – 28-30 Nov 2018 Sydney Australia

The AusRock 2018 conference will provide an update to all mining industry geotechnical personnel on best practice in both Australasia and overseas.

AusRock 2018 provides a vehicle for information exchange between the coal and metalliferous sectors of the industry with a focus on new technologies and developments, industry needs and mine site problem solving, and practical case studies.

Abstracts are invited from prospective authors throughout Australasia and internationally.

Conference themes

  • Ground support – tendon systems, surface liners, injection systems in open cut and underground mining
  • Alternative materials in ground control
  • Geotechnical instrumentation, monitoring and data management
  • Mine design – geotechnical considerations
  • Geotechnical design methodologies
  • Geomechanics of multiseam, multireef and complex orebodies
  • Geotechnical challenges in extreme mining environments
  • Backfill technologies
  • Pillar design and performance
  • Rock mass characterisation techniques and practice
  • Regional stability
  • Slope stability
  • Geotechnical risk management
  • Best practice case studies
  • New challenges and innovations in ground control
  • Numerical modelling in design
  • Mine subsidence – prediction and control
  • Caving mechanics and control
  • Dynamic mining events and managing large deformations
  • Geotechnical education and training