Mining Contract: New Technologies for Identifying and Understanding Ground Stability Hazards
Point-location instrumentation data, laser scanning, and microseismic tomography are new technologies being used to identify and understand ground stability hazards in underground mines. Through a combination of laboratory testing, numerical modeling, and field testing, this research will quantify the ground response in underground coal mines with different geologic settings and varying depth of cover.
Contract Status & Impact
This 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.
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- Technology News 482 - Ground Support Safety Training Video
- Page last reviewed: 11/16/2016
- Page last updated: 11/16/2016
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program