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AUSROCK CONFERENCE 2020, Sydney, Australia 25-27 May 2021

AusRock 2020 follows on from earlier conferences that have successfully covered the various aspects of geotechnical engineering servicing the mining industry and shared best practices.

The conference is 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. Conference themes include 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; and Geotechnical education and training.

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