Mining Contract: Generation of Geomechanical and Time-dependent Properties of Coal and Coal Measure Rocks
Strata instability in a coal mine is a highly time-dependent phenomenon, but little effort has been made to collect quality data about the effect of time. This research seeks to further efforts to understand the time-dependent behavior of some coal measure rocks under certain loading conditions, evaluate post-failure behavior, and provide quality laboratory inputs for numerical modeling.
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.
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- Page last reviewed: 11/3/2015
- Page last updated: 11/3/2015
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program