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



Wednesday, July 27, 2021

1:00 – 2:45 pm ET             Gas-Geotechnical

1:00 - 1:15 pm ET Acquisition and Interpretation of Critical Scientific Data for Shale Gas Wells Influenced By Longwall Mining
1:15 - 1:30 pm ET Geomechanical Modeling of Mining-Induced Permeability: Implications for Potential Gas Inflow From a Sheared Gas Well
1:30 - 1:45 pm ET  Observed Trends in Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Data for Appalachian Underground Coal Mines
1:45 - 2:00 pm ET Stochastic Sampling on Synthetic Rock Mass to Study the Effects of Natural Joints on Pillar Mechanics
2:00 - 2:15 pm ET Application of Local Geology Dependent Ground Response Curve for Evaluating Standing Support Performance in Gateroad Entries
2:15 - 2:45 pm ET Q&A




2:45 – 4:30 pm ET             Case Studies

2:45 - 3:00 pm ET The Evolution of Pre-Consolidation Techniques at Broadmeadow Mine
3:00 - 3:15 pm ET Modeling the Subsidence Basins Formed by the Tunnel Ridge Longwall under Interstate 70 in Washington County, Pennsylvania
3:15 - 3:30 pm ET Roof Stability and Support Strategies Associated with Longwall-Induced Horizontal Stress Changes in Belt Entries
3:30 - 3:45 pm ET Analysis of Sea Floor Subsidence and a Back Analysis of the Lingan Mine - Phalen Mine Break Through
3:45 - 4:00 pm ET Rail Road Bridge Movements Above a Deep Longwall Mine in the Eastern US
4:00 - 4:30 pm ET Q&A


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