Mining Contract: Analysis of Mine Seismicity and Geotechnical Modeling for Improved Safety in Underground Coal Mines
Coal bursts, which are a subset of mining-induced seismicity (MIS), clearly present a hazard and result from unusually deep mines, strong roof and floor rock, and topography characterized by steep escarpments and deeply incised canyons. This research advances the science of interpreting the cause of mining-induced seismicity and investigates opportunities for improving safety in Utah’s burst-prone coal mines, which are moving to greater depths and more hostile geologic conditions.
Contract Status & Impact
This capacity-building contract is ongoing.
The purpose of capacity-building contracts is to help build the capacity of our nation’s workforce to address critical safety and health problems in U.S. mines by producing graduates with advanced degrees in mining and minerals engineering, and to help develop tenure-track faculty performing research in these areas. Applications for these competitive grants are announced as part of NIOSH OMSHR’s Broad Agency Announcements and are submitted by a Principal Investigator at a U.S. institution offering an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in mining or minerals engineering.
For further information on capacity-building contracts, please submit a request to OMSHR@cdc.gov.
- CFD Modeling of Fire Spread Along Combustibles in a Mine Entry
- Coal Mine Burst Prevention Controls
- Development of a Wireless Test and Measurement Tool for Use in Mines
- Development of Strength Criteria for Coal and Nonsedimentary Rock Masses and Investigation of Underground and Open Pit Mine Stability of Such Rock Masses
- Identification of Potential Roof Problems Using LED Lighting & Numerical Modeling of Highwall Stability Using FLAC3D
- Overview of Ground Control Research for Underground Coal Mines in the United States
- The Role of Gas Desorption in the Energetic Failure of Coal
- Technology News 526 - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Rock Mass Classification in Underground Mining
- Technology News 535 - NIOSH Releases New Educational Video: Escape from Farmington No. 9: An Oral History
- Variation of Horizontal Stresses and Strains in Mines in Bedded Deposits in the Eastern and Midwestern United States
- Page last reviewed: 7/16/2014
- Page last updated: 7/16/2014
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program