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Mining and Rock engineering at Caving 2022

Published: 6 September 2022

The research subject Mining and Rock Engineering at LTU was well -represented at the conference Caving 2022 - Fifth International  Conference on Block and Sublevel Caving.

It was held in Adelaide (Aug 30-September 1) and nearly 500 participants from all around the world attended the conference.

The following presentations were given by researchers from Luleå University of Technology:

  • Changping Yi presented the paper “Numerical modeling of fragmentation by blasting and gravity flow in sublevel caving mines”
  • Weronika Sredniawa presented the paper "Longevity chart for planning production and the renovation of ore passes".
  • Muhammed Tariq presented the paper "Rock fragmentation measurements in sublevel caving: field tests at Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag's Malmberget mine"
  • Ping Zhang presented the paper “Rockburst management at LKAB's Kiirunavaara mine: what can we learn from COVID-19 management”
  • David Saiang presented the paper "Three-dimensional numerical modeling and analysis of complex stress variations and deformations at Malmberget mine, Sweden".

Additional to this, we also co-authored more papers presented during the conference. LTU Mining and Rock Engineering would like to thank the organizers for a well-arranged conference with many interesting presentations and discussions throughout all the days.

We would like to acknowledge the following for their financial support to carry out this research:

  • Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas are acknowledged for
    financing the project 'Face-to-Surface II' through the SIP-STRIM program (now Swedish Mining Innovation)
  • CAMM - Centre for Advanced Mining and Metallurgy
  • LKAB
  • LKAB foundation for research and education at LTU
  • Swedish Rock Engineering Research Foundation
  • SUM-Academy program
Daniel Johansson

Daniel Johansson, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)920 492361
Organisation: Mining and Rock Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering