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Specialist Technical Masterclass Series powered by UNSW

Advances in Rock Mechanics

Commencing 8 February 2023

Specialist Technical Masterclass Series powered by UNSW

Advances in Rock Mechanics

Commencing 8 February 2023

Explore the latest rock engineering research and field applications underpinned by fundamentals and practical aspects of rock mechanics in mining

 

Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type Next Intake PD Hours Language
90-minute webinar
100% online
Digital
masterclass

8 February 2023

Up to 2
English

 

Course overview

AusIMM’s Advances in Rock Mechanics Masterclass, part of the Technical Masterclasses powered by UNSW Series, explores up-to-date applications and fundamental research in rock mechanics topics, reflecting some of the cutting-edge research outcomes set to shape the next evolution of mining activity.

With this 90-minute technical masterclass you will gain:

  • An improved understanding of the rock mass behaviour in various critical conditions
  • an enhanced awareness of the role and importance of implementing new technologies and systems in rock engineering
  • a broad knowledge of the multi-disciplinary methods used in mining rock mechanics.

Grow your knowledge with up-to-date insights on critical aspects of rock mechanics and rock engineering that the minerals and underground space sector are facing currently and in the future.

Delivered in collaboration with AusIMM’s Education Partner, UNSW.

 

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Course pricing

Member
$88
Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Non-member
$121
Price is inclusive of 10% GST

Enrolments now open

Course commences 8 February 2023

Who should attend?

Geotechnical roles and geologists seeking insights to address geotechnical challenges in extreme mining conditions

Consultants and mining professionals interested in addressing deeper and steeper or unconventional deposits and lower ore grade; and understanding the multitude of new rock mechanics systems and technologies being trialled across the industry

Learning objectives

  • An improved understanding of the rock mass behaviour in various critical conditions
  • an enhanced awareness of the role and importance of implementing new technologies and systems in rock engineering
  • a broad knowledge of the multi-disciplinary methods used in mining rock mechanics.

Course structure

This masterclass will be delivered via:

  • 90-minute live webinar
  • Supported by resources
  • Interactive group forums on AusIMM’s Learning Management System, providing opportunity for peer discussions and feedback

The webinar session will be recorded and available within 24 hours for participants unable to attend.

Facilitators

Chengguo Zhang

Senior Lecturer, School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering, UNSW
Dr Chengguo Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering at UNSW. Dr Zhang works in the discipline of mining engineering, particularly in mine geomechanics research throughout his career, aiming to improve safety and sustainability in mines by conducting fundamental and applied research. Dr Zhang received his B.E. in Mining Engineering from China University of Mining and Technology and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from UNSW Sydney.

Specifically, his research interest focuses on the critical areas in the mining industry, such as dynamic rock mass failures, the interaction of mining and groundwater, and mine data analysis and visualisation. His recently research focuses on integrating data analysis and visualisation technologies into the assessment of rock mass behaviour and management of geotechnical risks in deep mining environments, with more emphasis on the hard rock mines. His research leads to novel and unique solutions that previously have limited understanding and directly applies and translates to industry practices.

Dr Zhang has been working closely with the industry via a range of industry projects and consultancy projects in both NSW and QLD in Australia. As for professional services, he was invited to join the Commission on Rockbursts, International Society for Rock Mechanics in 2020. He has been invited to the Organising Committee of a range of international conferences. He has also served as committee/council member of various of professional society, such as NSW Underground Geotechnical Society (NUGS), The Mine Subsidence Technological Society (MSTS) etc.; and editorial board of the International Journal of Mining Science and Technology.

Enrolments now open

Course commences 8 February 2023

Frequently asked questions

The course will be run entirely online via a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) which can be accessed via computer, tablet or phone. Participants will simply need to have a working Internet connection and a computer, tablet or phone with sound to access the course. The live webinars will be hosted on Adobe Connect and participants may choose to download this application to their computers or devices; however, this is an optional download and attendance via an internet browser is also enabled. Participants will not be required to have access to a webcam or microphone.

The full course is estimated to take about 3 hours of learning. Participants will have access to the course platform for three weeks.

At the moment, the course will only be delivered in English. 

No pre-qualification needed but the course is aimed at mining professionals who have a certain level of working experience and knowledge.

Participants can earn professional development (PD) hours for undertaking the course. One contact hour of technical content is equivalent to one PD hour.

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