[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP150100539]
Researchers Dr Murat Karakus; Dr Giang Nguyen; Dr Abbas Taheri; Mr David Goodchild
Brief description This project seeks to develop a new model to predict incipient rock burst in deep mines. Violent sudden energy released during dynamic brittle failure of rocks can kill people and cause serious damages to mining infrastructures. The project aims to investigate formation of micro-fractures on the brittle shear zones during dynamic brittle failure of pristine rocks with a unique experimental methodology under high-pressure-temperature condition. It is anticipated that a new micromechanics-based damage model for brittle rocks will be developed from this. Implementation of the new coupled thermo-mechanical damage model into a finite element should result in realistic simulation of deep mining operations to identify rock-burst prone areas and allow mining managers to avoid potential hazards.
Funding Amount $184,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects