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
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