Rockburst Support Reference Book


Rockburst Support Reference Book

MIRARCO at Laurentian University is releasing the manuscript of a Rockburst Support Reference Book consisting of three volumes:

  1. Rockburst phenomenon and support characteristics
  2. Rock support to mitigate strainburst damage caused by dynamic excavation failures (to be released in 2018)
  3. Rock support to mitigate rockburst damage caused or dominated by dynamic disturbances from remote seismicity (to be released in 2018)

This book evolved from the Canadian Rockburst Support Handbook (Kaiser et al. 1996) and includes findings from subsequent research by the authors and others around the world. This book specifically addresses support design aspects for strainbursts and for conditions where it is difficult, if not impossible, to establish a priori kinetic energy demand. A new design aspect – the concept of seismically triggered and dynamically loaded strainbursts – is introduced. Deformation-based support design principles are introduced to assist in selecting robust support systems to mitigate rockburst damage. This book provides comprehensive guidance to create safe working conditions in burst-prone mines.

This manuscript is distributed free upon registration as a reader. Please send your feedback and comments on the manuscript to Drs. Ming Cai (mcai@laurentian.ca) and Peter K Kaiser (pkaiser@laurentian.ca).

Volume I Rockburst phenomenon and support characteristics Volume II Rock support to mitigate strainburst damage caused by dynamic excavation failures
Rockburst Support Reference Book - Vo.1
Click here to register and download Volume I.
Rockburst Support Reference Book - Vo.2
The volume II will be available in 2018.