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Source: Juan José Rosas.
by Dr. Walter Curlook.
‘Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock’ is the most
complete and up-to-date manual for use in the design of excavations
and support mechanisms for underground mines.
This work resulted from close collaboration between industry and
university in the fields of pre-competitive research. The mining industry provided funding and advisory support through the recently
formed Mining Research Directorate (MRD). The Universities of Toronto, Laurentian and Queen's, under the direction of Professors
Hoek, Kaiser and Bawden, provided the stimulus and facility for carrying out the tasks. These professors were assisted by some 40 engineers and graduate students who researched knowledge sources and
The final product includes three computer programs: DIPS,
UNWEDGE and PHASES. These programs were funded jointly by
the mining industry, through the MRD, and by the Universities Research Incentive Fund.
This Canadian book and the associated programs should prove to
be an invaluable contribution to the training of mining engineers and
technologists at universities and colleges throughout the world, and
should prove extremely useful to underground mining practitioners,
everywhere. The overall focus is directed towards more productive,
safer and environmentally sound mining operations.
The book ‘Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock’ testifies to the willingness of Canadian industries and universities to collaborate in the field of pre-competitive research and learning, to
jointly pursue excellence, and to work together towards the economic
and social betterment of our society.
Documents of Structures, Foundations and Geotechnical Engineering.