Welcome to the virtual 2021 SME Ground Control Conference in Mining

You can join this live event at 1:00 pm ET each day. Both sessions are followed by time for Q&A.  To participate, click on the links next to each session.


Today's Schedule:

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm ET     Technical Session

2:15 pm– 2:45 pm ET       Q&A

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm ET       Technical Sessions

4:00 pm– 4:30 pm ET    Q&A



Tuesday, July 27, 2021

1:00 – 2:45 pm ET             Bumps, Design, Support

1:00 - 1:15 pm ET Investigation of Coal Burst Potential Using a Finite Element Method Approach
1:15 - 1:30 pm ET A Study of a Limestone Pillar Stability in Multilevel Mining Conditions Using Numerical Models and In- Situ Monitoring
1:30 - 1:45 pm ET  Injectional Anchorage System for PC- Strand Cable Bolts in Underground Coal Mine
1:45 - 2:00 pm ET Investigating the Factors Affecting the Stability of Coal Ribs with In - Seam Rock Parting Through Numerical Simulations
2:00 - 2:15 pm ET Assessment of Floor Heaves Associated with Bumps in a Longwall Mine Using the Discrete Element Method
2:15 - 2:45 pm ET Q&A




2:45 – 4:45 pm ET             Design Software

2:45 - 3:00 pm ET Analyzing Rib Stability and Support Using A Coal Pillar Rib Rating
3:00 - 3:15 pm ET Development of the Analysis of Mine Roof Support (AMRS) Design Methodology
3:15 - 3:30 pm ET Evaluation of Standing Supports for Longwall Tailgate Entry Using NIOSH Support Technology Optimization Program (STOP)
3:30 - 3:45 pm ET Introduction of Hard Rock Influence Factor (HRIF) into Abutment Load Estimation for Underground Coal Mines
3:45 - 4:00 pm ET Development of Time-Dependent Rock-Fluid-Geomechanics Model and Software Suites: Application for Time- Dependent Shaly Roof Stability Analysis
4:00 - 4:15 pm ET Concept of an Integrated Capture and Evaluation Approach for Cavities Supporting Underground Knowledge
4:15 - 4:45 pm ET Q&A


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