Developing the next generation of decision-support tools for mining with an emphasis on underground mine ventilation and life-of-mine schedule optimization. These two areas of research are key in maximizing the profitability of a mining operation.
MoFrac (Discrete Fracture Network Simulation Software) is a newly released software package that generates 3D fracture network models for rock mass characterization. Driven by the need for safer geotechnical design, MoFrac implements methods developed by R. Mohan Srivastava to create DFNs well-suited to both civil and mining applications.
The inaugural “Last Lecture” will honour Dr. Peter Kaiser’s contribution to the world of mining & engineering. His lecture will highlight his 30 year-long journey of discovery as Professor of Mining Engineering and Chair for Rock Engineering & Ground Control at the Bharti School of Engineering. Please see Dr. Peter Kaiser's Last Lecture.