A Rock Engineering Primer for Non-Engineers in Mining

A Rock Engineering Primer for Non-Engineers in Mining

Areas of Study: Geotechnics

This is a concise course on rock engineering for non-engineers in mining. The course addresses rock engineering issues for personnel of mining companies who are not directly involved in mining: people like managers, metallurgists, field geologists... even accountants, secretaries and lawyers. This course has been given to mining companies and mining operations around the world, primarily so that non-engineering personnel can understand what operations personnel need at the mine site level.

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  • Audience Level:
  • New to Mining
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 3 hours

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Course Summary

Introduction

This is a concise course on rock engineering for non-engineers in mining. The course addresses rock engineering issues for personnel of mining companies who are not directly involved in mining: people like managers, metallurgists, field geologists... even accountants, secretaries and lawyers. This course has been given to mining companies and mining operations around the world, primarily so that non-engineering personnel can understand what operations personnel need at the mine site level. The goal is to give non-engineering personnel an appreciation of the volume of rock failures and their implications.

A Rock Engineering Primer for Non-Engineers in Mining consists of 7 viewing sessions of 30 - 60 minutes each with supporting figures, tables and examples, plus interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 3 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the role and importance of rock engineering in mining.

Recommended Background

  • There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.

Dr. Rimas Pakalnis

Rimas has an M.Sc. (1982) and a Ph.D. (1986) in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Mining and Mineral Process Engineering at UBC and acts as Group Leader for the Goemechanics Group. Rimas has an extensive background in consulting for the Mining Industry with a focus on Rock Mechanics. He has published numerous papers on mine design and is currently working on an Underground Design Manual.