Mining Contract: Building Capacity and Enhancing Ground Control Safety through Improvement and Extension of the LaModel Program

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Contract # 200-2011-40342
Start Date 9/12/2011
End Date 9/12/2016
Research Concept

Improved numerical models and integrated engineering controls are needed to reduce the risk of mine collapses and bumps/bursts. This contract will result in numerous improvements and extensions to the LaModel software.

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Contract Status & Impact

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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.

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Page last updated: July 16, 2016