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OSHRC has been conducting the following projects in Mining and Safety areas.  Click the title for more information about the project.   

Project Title PI, Co-I(s) Status
Assessment of Technology for Non-destructive Testing of In situ Underground Mine Seals PI: Erik Westman Completed
New Technologies for Identifying and Understanding Ground Stability Hazards PI: Erik Westman
Co-PIs: Mario Karfakis,
Michael Karmis
Ongoing

Outputs

  • Harwood, C., K. Luxbacher, E. Westman, 2012, “Non-Destructive Testing of In Situ Underground Mine Seals: Initial Technology Assessment,” Australian Mine Ventilation Conference 2013, Adelaide, South Australia, July 1-3, 2013.
  • Fahrman, B.P. and E. Westman, and B. Slaker, 2013, “A comparison of photogrammetry and laser scanning for deformation monitoring in underground mines,” Annual Meeting of SME, Denver, CO, February 24-27. (link to the Program)
  • Ma, Xu, and E. Westman, 2013, “Applications of passive seismic imaging in underground mining,” Annual Meeting of SME, Denver, CO, February 24-27. (link to the Program)
  • Slaker, B.A., E. Westman, B. Fahrman, 2013, “Determination of Volumetric Changes from Laser Scanning at an Underground Limestone Mine,” Annual Meeting of SME, Denver, CO, February 24-27.  (link to the Program)
  • E. Westman, K.D. Luxbacher, S. Schafrik, 2012, “Time-lapse passive seismic velocity tomography of longwall coal mines: a comparison of methods,” 46th US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Chicago, June 24-27, 6 pp.
  • Murphy, M.M, E.C. Westman, T.M. Barczak, “Attenuation and duration of seismic signals generated from controlled methane and coal dust explosions in an underground mine,” International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 56, Dec 2012, pp. 112-120.
  • Westman, E., J. Kerr, K. Luxbacher, and S. Schafrik, 2012, “Passive seismic imaging for determination of the longwall rear abutment location,” International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV, July 31- Aug 2, 12 pp.

 

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