Short Courses

Saturday, 22 June 2024

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SHORT COURSE 1

Instructors: Daryl Rebuli and Stephen Meyer, Institute of Mine Seismology, Canada
Cost: $250; includes lunch.

Mining induced seismicity

Course description

This course will start with an introduction to seismic monitoring in mines. We will discuss seismicity in a mining context and considerations for the design of a micro-seismic system. This will include the different types of sensors available and recommendations on sensor type, depending on monitoring objectives. Seismic stations and digitizers will be discussed, along with the importance of time synchronization. Sensor layout design and best practice for installing sensors will be covered.

The afternoon will be spent presenting case studies, which will cover how the recorded seismicity can be used to understand rockmass response to mining, back analysis of complex failure mechanisms, and information from seismicity for numerical modeling inputs.

Sunday, 23 June 2024

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SHORT COURSE 2

Instructors: Peter K. Kaiser, GeoK Inc., Canada, and Dmitriy Malovichko, Institute of Mine Seismology, Australia
Cost: $500; includes lunch.

Deformation-based dynamic support design (DBSD) and rockburst hazard assessment (RBHA)

Course description

This course will seek to advance the state-of-the-art and improve current industry practices in seismic hazard assessment and rockburst damage mitigation by integrating seismic data, deformation-based support design, and rockburst hazard forecasting techniques.

Sunday, 23 June 2024

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SHORT COURSE 3

Instructors: Andrea Lisjak, Bryan Tatone, Omid Mahabadi, and Johnson Ha, Geomechanica
Cost: $299; $99 for students.

Numerical modeling in rock mechanics

Course description

This course will combine theoretical lectures on the fundamental principles of FDEM with practical modeling sessions where participants will be guided through several simulation cases. The course will start with a general overview of different numerical methods used in rock mechanics, followed by an introduction to the FDEM modelling philosophy and its application to engineering geology, rock mechanics, and geophysics problems.

Sunday, 23 June 2024

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SHORT COURSE 4

Instructor: Omid Moradian, Colorado School of Mines
Cost: $399; $199 for students.

Fundamentals of acoustic emission monitoring: From experimental procedure and data collection to data analysis and interpretation

Course description

This course provides a comprehensive framework for laboratory acoustic emissions
(AE) for all academic and industry people in civil, mining, petroleum, and geology. It provides
the audience with a systematic progression of concepts, from the fundamentals of setup and
preparation to advanced topics in data analysis and scaling to the filed applications.

Sunday, 23 June 2024

1:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SHORT COURSE 5

Instructors: Bill Dershowitz, Mark Cottrell, and other industry pioneers
Cost: $250

Basics of discrete fracture network analysis

Course description

Hour One:  Basics of DFN Modeling, including derivation of geological, geometric, rock mass, geomechanical, and hydrodynamic parameters.

Hour Two:  Basics of DFN Flow and Transport, including dual porosity, connectivity, storage capacity, and heat flow.

Hour Three:  Basics of DFN Geomechanics, including stress/strain/strength, wedge stability, and hydraulic stimulation.

Sunday, 23 June 2024

9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

SHORT COURSE 6

Instructor: Josephine Morgenroth, RockMass Technologies
Cost: $250; $99 for students.

Digital innovations in rock engineering

Course description

This short course will give delegates the opportunity to collaborate with other rock engineering professionals interested in digital innovation and tech companies developing digital tools and software. The focus is on rock engineering and its intersection with digital tools, e.g., remote sensing and data collection, advances in digital design like BIM, machine learning applications for parsing data, etc.