Underground operations require high-precision geotechnical knowledge and advanced numerical techniques to ensure safe operations. Australia has unique mineral resources that require novel approaches. We focus on suitable mining methods that are capable of safe, efficient, and productive resource recovery. Our research maintains Australia in its leading role in operating best practice mines and applying state of the art technologies, which leads to improved safety and increased productivity in underground mines resulting in better viability.
Applications include rockburst and gas outburst projects, triggering mechanism for floor heave, ground support, mine subsidence, microbiologically induced stress corrosion cracking, seismic monitoring, numerical modelling of rock mass behaviour, and novel geotechnical methods for Australian resources.