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AfriRock 2017

AfriRock 2017

30 September 2017 - 06 October 2017


 

The 2017 ISRM International Rock Mechanics Symposium is to be held in Cape Town, and will focus on 'Rock Mechanics for Africa'.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Fracture and damage of rocks.
  • Deformation of rock.
  • Numerical modelling.
  • Ground consolidation.
  • Constitutive models.
  • Specialised blasting to minimise rock damage.
  • Rock mechanics data.
  • Testing methods.
  • Instrumentation and monitoring.
  • Rock mechanics in underground mines.
  • Petroleum rock mechanics.
  • Slope stability.
  • Ground support.
  • Caving mechanics.
  • Subsidence.
  • Design of tunnels and caverns.
  • Risk in rock engineering design.
  • Mechanics of fracking.
  • Crustal stress and earthquakes.
  • Mine seismicity and rockbursts.
  • Radioactive waste disposal.
  • Underground nuclear plants.