Joung Oh

Senior Lecturer

Joung is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering experienced, mainly in United States and Australia, on rock mechanics, tunnelling support system, and numerical modelling. Currently, he teaches and researches primarily in the area of mining geomechanics. His research interests include tunnelling and underground space development, coupled behaviour of rock discontinuities, ground-structure interaction, and rock mechanics for caving mechanism. He completed his PhD degree in civil engineering with emphasis on geotechnical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining UNSW in 2013, he was employed at Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) in New York City, US as a professional (registered) engineer. 

Professional service:

  • Member, Society of Mining Professors, Australasian Tunnelling Society, Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM), Australian Geomechanics Society
  • Professional Engineer (PE), MI, USA
  • Editor Board Member, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, Elsevier
  • Editor, Journal of Rock Mechancis and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier
Journal articles
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McQuillan A; Canbulat I; Oh J, 2020, 'Methods applied in Australian industry to evaluate coal mine slope stability', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, vol. 30, pp. 151 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2019.11.001
2020
Lin H; Oh J; Canbulat I; Stacey TR, 2020, 'Experimental and Analytical Investigations of the Effect of Hole Size on Borehole Breakout Geometries for Estimation of In Situ Stresses', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 53, pp. 781 - 798, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-019-01944-z
2020
Lin H; Kang WH; Oh J; Canbulat I, 2020, 'Estimation of in-situ maximum horizontal principal stress magnitudes from borehole breakout data using machine learning', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 126, pp. 104199 - 104199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2019.104199
2020
Mo S; Sheffield P; Corbett P; Ramandi HL; Oh J; Canbulat I; Saydam S, 2020, 'A numerical investigation into floor buckling mechanisms in underground coal mine roadways', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, vol. 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2020.103497
2020
Mo S; Ramandi HL; Oh J; Masoumi H; Canbulat I; Hebblewhite B; Saydam S, 2020, 'A new coal mine floor rating system and its application to assess the potential of floor heave', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 128, pp. 104241 - 104241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2020.104241
2020
Pirzada MA; Roshan H; Sun H; Oh J; Andersen MS; Hedayat A; Bahaaddini M, 2020, 'Effect of contact surface area on frictional behaviour of dry and saturated rock joints', Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2020.104044
2020
Lin H; Kang WH; Oh J; Canbulat I; Hebblewhite B, 2020, 'Numerical simulation on borehole breakout and borehole size effect using discrete element method', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, vol. 30, pp. 623 - 633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2020.05.019
2020
Lin H; Singh S; Oh J; Canbulat I; Kang WH; Hebblewhite B; Stacey TR, 2020, 'A combined approach for estimating horizontal principal stress magnitudes from borehole breakout data via artificial neural network and rock failure criterion', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 136, pp. 104539 - 104539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2020.104539
2020
Le TD; Zhang C; Oh J; Mitra R; Hebblewhite B, 2019, 'A new cavability assessment for Longwall Top Coal Caving from discontinuum numerical analysis', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 115, pp. 11 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2019.01.006
2019
Oh J; Bahaaddini M; Sharifzadeh M; Chen Z, 2019, 'Evaluation of air blast parameters in block cave mining using particle flow code', International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, vol. 33, pp. 87 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17480930.2017.1342064
2019
Oh J; Moon T, 2018, 'Seismic Design of a Single Bored Tunnel: Longitudinal Deformations and Seismic Joints', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 51, pp. 893 - 910, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-017-1366-0
2018
He Q; Xu J; Oh J; Zhang C, 2018, 'Application of dimensional analysis to project laboratory scale numerical modelling prescribed hydraulic fracturing results to field scales', Energies, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en11071689
2018
McQuillan A; Canbulat I; Payne D; Oh J, 2018, 'New risk assessment methodology for coal mine excavated slopes', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, vol. 28, pp. 583 - 592, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2018.07.001
2018
Le T; Oh J; Hebblewhite B; Zhang C; Mitra R, 2018, 'A discontinuum modelling approach for investigation of Longwall Top Coal Caving mechanisms', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 106, pp. 84 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2018.04.025
2018
He Q; Suorineni FT; Ma T; Oh J, 2018, 'Parametric study and dimensional analysis on prescribed hydraulic fractures in cave mining', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, vol. 78, pp. 47 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2018.04.012
2018
Wu R; He Q; Oh J; Li Z; Zhang C, 2018, 'A new gob-side entry layout method for two-entry longwall systems', Energies, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en11082084
2018
Le TD; Mitra R; Oh J; Hebblewhite B, 2017, 'A review of cavability evaluation in longwall top coal caving', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, vol. 27, pp. 907 - 915, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2017.06.021
2017
Zhang C; Mitra R; Oh J; Canbulat I; Hebblewhite B, 2017, 'Numerical analysis on mining-induced fracture development around river valleys', International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, vol. 32, pp. 463 - 485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17480930.2017.1293495
2017
Mo S; Canbulat I; Zhang C; Oh J; Shen B; Hagan P, 2017, 'Numerical investigation into the effect of backfilling on coal pillar strength in highwall mining', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, vol. 28, pp. 281 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2017.07.003
2017
Li Y; Oh J; Mitra R; Canbulat I; Hebblewhite B, 2017, 'Applicability of a joint constitutive model: correlation with field observations', International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19386362.2017.1344367
2017
Mun B; Oh J, 2017, 'Hybrid soil nail, tieback, and soldier pile wall–case history and numerical simulation', International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19386362.2016.1177157
2017
He Q; Suorineni FT; Oh J, 2016, 'Strategies for Creating Prescribed Hydraulic Fractures in Cave Mining', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 50, pp. 967 - 993, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-016-1141-7
2016
He Q; Suorineni FT; Oh J, 2016, 'Review of Hydraulic Fracturing for Pre-conditioning in Cave Mining', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 49, pp. 4893 - 4910, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-016-1075-0
2016
LI Y; Oh J; Mitra R; Canbulat I, 2016, 'A Fractal Model for the Shear Behaviour of Large-Scale Opened Rock Joints', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 50, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-016-1088-8
2016
Li Y; Oh J; Mitra R; Hebblewhite B, 2016, 'Experimental Studies on the Mechanical Behaviour of Rock Joints with Various Openings', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 49, pp. 837 - 853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-015-0781-3
2016
Li Y; Oh J; Mitra R; Hebblewhite B, 2016, 'A constitutive model for a laboratory rock joint with multi-scale asperity degradation', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 72, pp. 143 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2015.10.008
2016
He Q; Suorineni FT; Ma TH; Oh J, 2016, 'Effect of discontinuity stress shadows on hydraulic fracture re-orientation', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 91, pp. 179 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2016.11.021
2016
Zhang C; Mitra R; Oh J; Hebblewhite B, 2016, 'Analysis of Mining-induced Valley Closure Movements', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. First online: 29 October 2015, pp. 1923 - 1941, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-015-0880-1
2016
Oh J; Li Y; Mitra R; Canbulat I, 2016, 'A Numerical Study on Dilation of a Saw-Toothed Rock Joint Under Direct Shear', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 50, pp. 913 - 925, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-016-1142-6
2016
Oh J, 2015, 'Analysis of pillar stability of mined gas storage caverns in shale formations', Engineering Geology, vol. 184, pp. 71 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.11.001
2015
Oh J; Cording EJ; Moon T, 2015, 'A joint shear model incorporating small-scale and large-scale irregularities', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 76, pp. 78 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2015.02.011
2015
Moon T; Oh J; Mun B, 2014, 'Practical design of rockfall catchfence at urban area from a numerical analysis approach', Engineering Geology, vol. 172, pp. 41 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.01.004
2014
Oh J; F. Daly W; Rybansky J; Xu K, 2012, 'Numerical analysis of shaft and tunnel design adjacent to station cavern', Geotechnical Special Publication, pp. 3285 - 3294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412121.336
2012
Moon T; Oh J, 2012, 'A study of optimal rock-cutting conditions for hard rock TBM using the discrete element method', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 45, pp. 837 - 849, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-011-0180-3
2012
Mun B; Kim T; Moon T; Oh J, 2012, 'SCM wall in sand: Numerical simulation and design implications', Engineering Geology, vol. 151, pp. 15 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2012.09.003
2012
Oh J; Kim GW, 2010, 'Effect of opening on the shear behavior of a rock joint', Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, vol. 69, pp. 389 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10064-010-0271-5
2010
Hashash YMA; Cording EJ; Oh J, 2002, 'Analysis of shearing of a rock ridge', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 39, pp. 945 - 957, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1365-1609(02)00094-1
2002
Books
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Wang S; Masoumi H; Oh J; Zhang S, 2020, Scale-Size and Structural Effects of Rock Materials, Woodhead Publishing
2020
Book Chapters
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Oh J, 2020, 'Scale effect of the rock joint', in Scale-Size and Structural Effects of Rock Materials, pp. 259 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820031-5.00003-5
2020
Wang S; Masoumi H; Oh J; Zhang S, 2020, 'Preface', in Scale-Size and Structural Effects of Rock Materials, pp. xv - xvi, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820031-5.09998-7
2020
Reports
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Oh J; Canbulat I; Hebblewhite B; Masoumi H; Lin H, 2019, Reliable Estimation of Horizontal Stress Magnitudes from Borehole Breakout Data
2019
Canbulat I; Mo S; Zhang C; Hagan P; Oh J, 2016, Coal pillar design for highwall mining and geotechnical considerations in backfilling, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
2016
Conference Papers
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Lin H; Oh J; Masoumi H; Canbulat I; zhang C; Dou L, 2018, 'A Review of In-situ Stress Measurement Techniques', in Proceedings of the 2018 Coal Operators Conference, University of Wollongong, University of Wollongong, pp. 95 - 102, presented at 2018 Coal Operators Conference, University of Wollongong, 07 February 2018 - 09 February 2018, https://ro.uow.edu.au/coal/681/
2018
Le TD; Mitra R; Oh J; Hebblewhite B; Zhang C, 2018, 'A review of roof instabilities associated with Longwall Top Coal Caving', in 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, American Rock Mechanics Association, Seattle, Washington, presented at 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle, Washington, 17 June 2018 - 20 June 2018, https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/ARMA-2018-481?sort=&start=0&q=A+review+of+roof+instabilities+associated+with+Longwall+Top+Coal+Caving&from_year=&peer_reviewed=&published_between=&fromSearchResults=true&to_year=&rows=25#
2018
Lin H; Oh J; Canbulat I; Masoumi H; Zhang Y, 2018, 'Experimental investigation on borehole breakout and its implication on stress magnitudes', in 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium
2018
Le TD; Oh J; Hebblewhite BK; Zhang C; Mitra R, 2017, 'Numerical analysis of the effect of coal seam characteristics on the longwall top coal cavability.', in WV University (ed.), Proc. 36th Int’l Conf. on Ground Control in Mining., 36th Int’l Conf. on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV, USA, presented at 36th Int’l Conf. on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV, USA, 25 July 2017 - 27 July 2017
2017
Oh J; Moon T; Canbulat I; Moon J, 2017, 'Design of Initial Support Required for Excavation of Underground Cavern and Shaft from Numerical Analysis', in Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, SAGE Publications, Seoul, Korea, presented at The 2017 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Seoul, Korea, 28 August 2017 - 01 September 2017
2017
Li Y; Oh J; Mitra R; Hebblewhite B, 2016, 'Modelling of the mechanical behaviour of an opened rock joint', in ISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 2016, pp. 451 - 456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315388502-77
2016
Le TD; Mitra R; Oh J; Hebblewhite B, 2016, 'Study on caving mechanism in longwall top coal mining using discontinuous modelling', in ISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 2016, pp. 475 - 479, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315388502-81
2016
He Q; Suorineni FT; Ma T; Oh J, 2016, 'Modelling Directional Hydraulic Fractures in Heterogeneous Rock Masses', in Proceedings - 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, AusIMM, Sydney, pp. 369 - 384, presented at MassMin2016, Sydney, 09 May 2016 - 11 May 2016
2016
Li Y; Oh J; Mitra R; Hebblewhite B, 2016, 'Modelling of the mechanical behaviour of an opened rock joint', in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future, pp. 451 - 456
2016
Le TD; Mitra R; Oh J; Hebblewhite B, 2016, 'Study on caving mechanism in longwall top coal mining using discontinuous modeling', in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future, pp. 475 - 480
2016
He Q; Suorineni F; Oh J, 2015, 'Modeling Interaction between Natural Fractures and Hydraulic Fractures in Block Cave Mining', in 49th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2015, San Fransisco, CA, USA, pp. 562 - 570, presented at 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Fransisco, CA, USA, 28 June 2015 - 01 July 2015
2015
Li Y; Oh J; Mitra R; Hebblewhite B, 2015, 'A joint asperity degradation model based on the wear process', in 49th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2015, ARMA, American Rock Mechanics Association, San Fransisco, CA, USA, pp. 80 - 87, presented at 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Fransisco, CA, USA, 28 June 2015 - 01 July 2015
2015
Zhang C; Mitra R; Oh J; Hebblewhite B, 2015, 'Investigation of geomechnical mechanisms contributing to valley closure subsidence effects – a 3D numerical modelling approach', in Proceedings 13th International Congress of Rock Mechanics: Innovations in Applied Theoretical Rock Mechanics, ISRM, Montreal, Canada, pp. 1 - 13, presented at 13th International Congress of Rock Mechanics, Montreal, Canada, 10 May 2015 - 13 May 2015
2015
Zhang C; Mitra R; Oh J; Hebblewhite B, 2014, 'Investigation of geological and geotechnical effects on valley closure subsidence behaviour', in Proceedings of the 9th Triennial Conference on Mine Subsidence, 2014, 9th Triennial Conference on Mine Subsidence - Risk Management in Action, Hunter Valley, Australia, presented at 9th Triennial Conference on Mine Subsidence - Risk Management in Action, Hunter Valley, Australia, 11 May 2014 - 13 May 2014
2014
Li Y; Oh J; Mitra R; Hebblewhite B, 2014, 'A study of a joint model incorporating excavation-induced opening effect', in Alejano R; Perucho A; Olalla C; Jimenez R (eds.), Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses - Proceedings of EUROCK 2014, CRC Press, Vigo, Spain, pp. 625 - 629, presented at The 2014 ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium (Eurock 2014), Vigo, Spain, 27 May 2014 - 29 May 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b16955-107
2014
  • Oh, J, Lamei Ramandi, H, Saydam, S, Canbulat, I, Effectiveness of Shotcrete in Underground Coal Mines, ACARP, 2020, $185k
  • Oh, J, Canbulat, I, Hebblewhite, B, Reliable Estimate of Horizontal Stress Magnitudes from Borehole Breakout Data (Stage 2), ACARP, 2019, $109k
  • Hagan, PC, Aziz, N, Mirzaghorbanali, A, Oh, J, Si, G, Development of a Numerical Modelling Approach to Better Understand the Effect of Cable Bolt Performance on Roof Failure Mechanics in Varying Rock Mass Conditions, ACARP, 2018, $389k
  • Oh, J, Canbulat, I, Hebblewhite, B,, Reliable Estimate of Horizontal Stress Magnitudes from Borehole Breakout Data, ACARP, 2017, $123k
  • Serkan, S, Canbulat, I, Masoumi, H, Hebblewhite, B, Timms, W, Oh, J, Floor Stability – A Comprehensive Investigation into Failure Mechanisms and Controlling Factors, ACARP, 2017, $299k
  • MINE3310 - Mine Geomechanics
  • MINE3360 - Rock Breakage
  • MINE5030 - Rock Excavation
  • MINE8860 - Drilling, Blasting, and Machine Excavation
  • MINE8720 - Numerical Methods in Mine Geomechanics