At UNSW, we’re leading research in the interpretation of mining-induced stress, fracture, and hazard assessment through real-time microseismic monitoring.
We’re committed to investing in facilities to support our research staff and students. Our 16-channel AE and active ultrasonic monitoring enables waveform analysis, location, and source mechanism interpretation for rock failure under uniaxial and triaxial loading.
Our Competitive Advantage
- Comprehensive analysis from field seismic data for imaging, attributes investigation and interpretation
- Interpret seismic source mechanisms and fault plane solutions to inspect mining impact on aquifer connectivity and fault reactivation
- Next generation real-time seismic monitoring for rock bursts and gas outbursts hazard assessment.
Recent Research Projects
- Integrated analysis of seismic location, energy, magnitude and source mechanism to interpret fracture distribution along with mineral extraction
- AE and permeability response for Hawkesbury sandstone under uniaxial and triaxial loading tests
Seismic hazard assessment for rock burst and gas outburst prediction in coal mines in China, Australia and Europe
Facilities & Infrastructure
- 16 channel high speed data acquisition PCI card with AE sensors to be used in high pressure and high temperature conditions
- Seismic data analysis software AE Win (MISTRAS) and Insite-Geo (ITASCA).
- Other industry benchmark geomechanics simulation packages including PFC, UDEC, FLAC, 3DEC, COMSOL Multiphysics
- Imperial College London
- China University of Mining and Technology
- China Coal Technology & Engineering Group