Development of criteria due to seismic risk for temporary closing/re-opening of seismically active mines

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Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för geoteknologi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 155 000
Project duration September 2016 - August 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for mining and metal recovery – STRIM

Purpose and goal

The objectives are to address directly and indirectly following: -Improved model of seismic hazard based on interpretation of seismic data in combination with data from stress indicators -Improved model of the seismic risk based on the methodology for damage potential assessment -Improved methodologies for long-, medium-, and short-term seismic hazard assessment -New criteria for increased seismic risk and for closing/re-opening of specific areas of the mine based on the combined seismic hazard and damage potential.

Expected results and effects

The results aim to identify, assess and manage the seismic hazard and to reduce the seismic risk to a tolerable level: -State-of-the-art summary about seismic risk and seismic hazard management in the underground mines -New methods for joint analysis of mining-related data, stress changes, and seismic data and new types of relationships -New mine-dependent methods for estimation of the potential for rockburst/rockfall due to seismic events in the mines -New practical tools for the mine personnel for mine areas closing and re-opening.

Planned approach and implementation

1.Literature study 2.Data analysis - Seismic and stress change data analysis and rockburst data analysis 3.Joint analysis and correlations (synthesis of the results)- correlation between mining activities, local stress changes, seismic hazard, and damage potential, and development of new improved strategy for the assessment of time-dependent seismic hazard and damage potential 4. Formulation of criteria for mine areas closing/re-opening due to the risk of damage 5. Development of new plugins for mXrap software

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Last updated 25 March 2019

Reference number 2016-02629

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