Duncan Chalmers

Senior Lecturer

Mr Duncan Chalmers is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mining Engineering. His research interests include Mine Explosives, Mine gas management, detection and analysis, Mine Ventilation, Respirable dust detection and analysis. He is the Chairperson for the Australian Mine Ventilation Conference, Member of the International Society of Explosive Engineers, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying Australia and has extensive teaching mining and research experience. 

Journal articles
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Chang P; Xu G; Zhou F; Mullins B; Abishek S; Chalmers D, 2019, 'Minimizing DPM pollution in an underground mine by optimizing auxiliary ventilation systems using CFD', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, vol. 87, pp. 112 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2019.02.014
2019
Xu G; Huang J; Nie B; Chalmers D; Yang Z, 2018, 'Calibration of mine ventilation network models using the non-linear optimization algorithm', Energies, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en11010031
2018
Li Z; Tenney J; Chalmers D; Mitra R; Saydam S, 2016, 'Application of thin spray-on liners to enhance the predrained coal seam gas quality', Energy Exploration and Exploitation, vol. 34, pp. 746 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0144598716659599
2016
Li Z; Saydam S; Mitra R; Chalmers D, 2016, 'Potential use of thin spray-on liners for gas management in underground coal mines', Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 116, pp. 1091 - 1100, http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2411-9717/2016/v116n12a1
2016
Williams K; Chalmers DR, 2015, 'Assessing the Suitability of Recycled Material as a Timber Substitute in Drawpoint Design', Journal of Research Projects Review, vol. 4, http://www.mea.edu.au/
2015
Chalmers DR, 2009, 'Mine Site Ventilation - The Case for Adequate Training', Australasian Mine Safety Journal, vol. 5, pp. 64 - 66
2009
Chalmers D, 2007, 'Research ignites explosives production', Australian Mining, vol. 99, pp. 40
2007
Conference Papers
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Chalmers D; Si G, 2018, 'Education is the Key to Ventilation Safety', in Chang X (ed.), The proceedings of the 11th International Mine Ventilation Congress, Science Press, Beijing, Xi'an, China, pp. 971 - 977, presented at 11th International Mine Ventilation Congress, Xi'an, China, 14 September 2018 - 20 September 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1420-9
2018
Chalmers DR; Tenney J; Li Z, 2015, 'Thin Spray-on Liners Potential in Reducing Dilution of In Situ Gas in Underground Coalmines', in Chalmers DR; Belle B (ed.), The Australian Mine Ventilation Conference Conference Proceedings, AusIMM, Sydney, pp. 323 - 330, presented at The Australian Mine Ventilation Conference, Sydney, 30 August 2015 - 02 September 2015
2015
LI Z; Saydam S; Mitra R; Chalmers DR, 2015, 'Investigation on Adhesion Strength of Thin Spray-On Liners in an Underground Coal Mine', in Investigation on Adhesion Strength of Thin Spray-On Liners in an Underground Coal Mine, 15th Coal Operators' Conference, Wollongong, presented at 15th Coal Operators' Conference, Wollongong, 15 January 2015 - 15 January 2015
2015
Li Z; Chalmers D; Saydam S; Mitra R; Hussain F, 2015, 'Experimental Investigation of Using Thin Spray-on Liners as a Gas Management Tool in Underground Coal Mines', in Jong E; Sarver E; Schafrik S; Luxbacher K (eds.), 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 2015, 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, pp. 433 - 438, presented at 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, 20 June 2015 - 25 June 2015
2015
Chalmers DR; Adermann D; Welnick S; Martin C, 2015, 'High Speed Video – an Essential Blasting Tool', in Proceedings Fragblast, presented at Fragblast 2015, 24 August 2015 - 26 August 2015
2015
Chalmers DR; Harb C, 2015, 'Real-time Methane Detection – Modern Digital Laser Spectroscopy for Hostile Environments.', in Chalmers DR; Belle B (ed.), Real-time Methane Detection – Modern Digital Laser Spectroscopy for Hostile Environments., AusIMM, Sydney, pp. 161 - 166, presented at The Australian Mine Ventilation Conference, Sydney, 30 August 2015 - 02 September 2015
2015
Chalmers DR; Durandt G, 2014, 'Sealing waste areas of mines where Radon may be present', in Proceedings of 10th International Mine Ventilation Congress 2014, 10th International Mine Ventilation Congress 2014, presented at 10th International Mine Ventilation Congress 2014, 01 August 2014 - 07 August 2014
2014
Li ZC; Mitra R; Saydam S; Chalmers D, 2014, 'Experimental study on support mechanism of Thin Spray-on Liners in underground coal mines', in Cai ; Yang ; Wang (eds.), Transit Development in Rock Mechanics-Recognition, Thinking and Innovation - Proceedings of the 3rd ISRM Young Scholars Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 2014, CRC Press/Balkema: Leiden, Netherlands, Xi'an, China, pp. 717 - 721, presented at The 3rd International ISRM Young Scholars' Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Xi'an, China, 08 November 2014 - 10 November 2014
2014
Chalmers DR, 2013, 'Explosions in mines-Systematic Failure', in 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings, 23rd World Mining Congress, Montreal, Canada, presented at 23rd World Mining Congress, Montreal, Canada, 11 August 2013 - 15 August 2013
2013
Chalmers DR, 2013, 'Cybulski revisited-Lessons on dust', in Chalmers DR; Beamish BB (ed.), The Australian Mine Ventilation Conference 2013, 2nd Australian Mine Ventilation Conference, Adelaide, Australia, presented at 2nd Australian Mine Ventilation Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 01 July 2013 - 03 July 2013
2013
Chalmers DR, 2011, 'Fan Locations - A view in Hindsight', in Chalmers DR; Beamish BB (ed.), Australian Mine Ventilation Conference 2011, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Melbourne, pp. 33 - 38, presented at Australian Mine Ventilation Conference 2011, UNSW, 05 September 2011 - 06 September 2011
2011
Chalmers DR; Watson JO, 2009, 'Dynamic Membrane Seals and Stoppings', in Mine Ventilation, Oxford & IBH Publishing, New Dehli, presented at 9th International Mine Ventilation Congress,India,2009, New Dehli, 10 November 2009 - 13 November 2009
2009
Chalmers DR, 2008, 'Sealing Design', in 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Reno, Nevada USA, presented at 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Reno, Nevada USA, 09 June 2008 - 11 June 2008
2008
Chalmers DR, 2008, 'Ventilation Efficiency - is it Cost Effective?', in 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Reno, Nevada USA, presented at 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Reno, Nevada USA, 09 June 2008 - 11 June 2008
2008
Freeman A; Chalmers D, 2007, 'Permitted explosives for the 21st century', in Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Publication Series, pp. 69 - 74
2007
Chalmers DR, 2006, 'Ventilation Education and Training', in Mutmansky J; Ramani RV (ed.), 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium 2006, 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium 2006, London, pp. 619 - 622, presented at 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium 2006, Pennsylvania, USA, 05 June 2006 - 07 June 2006
2006
Chalmers DR; Fowler C, 2006, 'The application of open path infra-red detectors in underground coal mines', in Mutmansky JM; Ramani RV (ed.), 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium 2006, 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium 2006, London, presented at 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium 2006, Pennsylvania, USA, 05 June 2006 - 07 June 2006
2006
Fowler C; Chalmers D, 2006, 'The application of open path infra-red detectors in underground coal mines', in Proceedings of the 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium - 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium 2006, pp. 519 - 524
2006
Chalmers DR; Moreby R, 2002, 'Ventilation Training - Planning Tools', in North American/9th US Mine Ventilation Symposium, North American/9th US Mine Ventilation Symposium, Ontario, Canada, presented at North American/9th US Mine Ventilation Symposium, Ontario, Canada, 08 June 2002 - 12 June 2002
2002
Chalmers DR; Laurence DC; Stothard PM, 2001, 'Evermine as a ventilation stopping sealing agent', in Hebblewhite ; Galvin ; O'Beirne (eds.), 3rd IUCC Conference : Managing production continuity: Gas and Ventilation workshop, 3rd IUCC Conference : Managing production continuity: Gas and Ventilation workshop, Sydney, presented at 3rd IUCC Conference : Managing production continuity: Gas and Ventilation workshop, Sydney
2001
Chalmers DR; Galvin JM, 1999, 'Ventilation education - maintaining the blend.', in ICM (ed.), Effective mine ventilation and dust control conference, Effective mine ventilation and dust control conference, Perth, WA, pp. 1 - 41, presented at Effective mine ventilation and dust control conference, Perth, WA, 02 August 1999 - 03 August 1999
1999
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Chalmers DR; Beamish BB, (ed.), 2013, 'The Australian Mine Ventilation Conference', 2nd Australian Mine Ventilation Conference, Burwood, Victoria, presented at 2nd Australian Mine Ventilation Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 01 July 2013 - 03 July 2013
2013
Chalmers DR; Beamish B, (ed.), 2011, 'Australian Mine Ventilation Conference 2011', The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Melbourne, presented at Australian Mine Ventilation Conference 2011, UNSW, 05 September 2011 - 06 September 2011
2011
Books
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Chalmers DR; Freeman A, 2008, Explosives for 21st Century Stage 2 Final REport, Original, ACARP, Brisbane, Qld
2008
Chalmers DR; Freeman A, 2004, Explosives for 21st Century Stage 1-Final Report, Original, ACARP, Brisbane, Qld
2004
Laurence DC; Chalmers DR; Stothard PM; Galvin JM, 2001, High tensile strength support and ventilation membrane, Original, UNSW Mining Research Centre, Sydney, Australia
2001
Ventilation, Mining Explosives.