Technical Programme - Coal Operators` Conference

Friday 13th February, 2015
8.30-10.30 am
Technical Session VIII- Chairs: David Evans
30. Ibad Ur-Rahman, Paul Hagan and Jianhang Chen: The influence of test sample size on the load
carrying capacity of cable bolts and rock bolts
31. Ross Seedsman: Preinstalled cable bolts in longwall installtion roads
32. Terry Medhurst: Investigation into a new approach for roadway roof support design that includes
convergence data
33. Haleh Rasekh, Naj Aziz, Jan Nemcik, Ali Mirzaghorbanali and Xuwei Li : An experimental study
on the contact surface area of cabled bolted strata
10.30 -11.0 am
11.00am – 12.30 pm
Australian Coal Operators’ Conference
11-13 February 2015 Wollongong, NSW
McKinnon Building 67, University of Wollongong
Morning Tea
Technical Session IX - Chairs: John Hoelle / Jan Nemcik
34. Sean Keen, Alex Hossack and Mehmet S Kizil: Development and Implementation of
a Geotechnical Database Management System
35. Ali Soofastaei, Saiied Aminossadati, Mehmet Kizil and Peter Knights: Simulation of payload
variance effects on truck bunching to minimise energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission
36. Makesh Shanmukha Rao, Gudlavalleti Uday Bhaskar and Shivakumar Karekal: Estimation of
UCS of coal measures of pranhita-godavari valley, India using sonic logs
1.00 pm
The end and lunch at the Foyer
Additional papers in the conference proceedings are also published online
37. Mohammad Farouq Hossaini, Mohammad Mohammadi, Nabiollah Hajiantilaki and Alireza
Tavallaie: Causes of dynamic overbreak and control measures taken at the Alborz Tunnel, Iran
Qiuqiu Qiao, Jan Nemcik, Ian Porter and Ernest Baafi: Compressive strength testing of thin sprayon liner
Xuwei Li, Jan Nemcik, Naj Aziz, Ali Mirza and Haleh Resekh: Modelling of rebar and cable bolt
behaviour in tension / shear
Nazanin Nourifard, Lei Zhang, Naj Aziz and Jan Nemcik: Study on permeability of coal samples
subjected to confining pressure
Dylan Wedel, Bharath Belle and Mehmet Siddik Kizil: The effectiveness of rapid stone dust
compliance testing in underground coal mines
Xiaoming Zhang , Xiaochen Yang, Zuo Wang and Kyuro Sasaki: Numerical simulation of seismic
dynamic response of ground surface above the goaf of coal
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Technical Programme
Thursday 12th February 2015
Wednesday 11th February 2015
8.00 - 8.30 am
8.30 - 8.50 am
8.50 - 10.30 am
Plenary Session - Chair: Chair: Naj Aziz / Bob Kinninmonth
Key note speakers:
Rob Regan: Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulatory and enforcement approach in New South
Andrew Clough: Mining legislation –The Queensland perspective
Joe Clayton: Mining Engineering- Mining Engineering: What they didn't teach you at University
10.30 - 11.00 am
11.00 - 1.00 pm
Registration and Coffee
Morning Tea
Technical Session I - Chairs: Brian Nichols
Radovan Kukutsch, Petr Konicek, Petr Waclawik, Jiri Ptacek, Lubomir Stas, Martin Vavro and
Alice Hastikova: Stress measurement in coal seam ahead of longwall face – case study
Richard Campbell: longwall salvage roof fall recovery experience
Bharath Belle and Adam Foulstone: Explosion prevention in coal mine TBM drifts – an
operational Knowledge share
Mahdi Zoorabadi, Winton Gale and Serkan Saydam: Analytical procedure to estimate the
horizontal anisotropy of hydraulic conductivity anisotropy of coal seams
1.00 – 2. pm
2.00 - 3.00 pm
Technical Session II – Chairs: Brian McCowan
8.00 - 10.30 am
Technical Session IV - Chairs: Ismet Cunbulat
15. Yvette Heritage, Adrian Moodie and James Anderson: Successful construction of a complex 3D
excavation using 2D and 3D modelling
16. Naj Aziz, Peter Craig, Ali Mirza, Haleh Rasekh, Jan Nemcik and Xuwei Li: Behaviour of Cable
Bolts in Shear; Experimental Study and Mathematical Modelling
17. Naj Aziz, Robert Hawker, Ali Mirza, Jan Nemcik, Xuwei Li and Haleh Rasekh: Strength
Characteristics of Secura Hollow Groutable Cable Bolts
18. David Evans: Improved roof bolting methodologies: reducing hydraulic fracture of strata (129-137)
10.30 - 11.00 am
11.00 – 1.0 pm
Morning Tea
Technical Session V - Chairs: Ross Seedsman
19. Zecheng Li, Serkan Saydam, Rudrajit Mitra and Duncan Chalmers: Investigation on adhesion
strength of thin spray-on liner in an underground coal mine
20. Allison Golsby: New generation polymer technology used in plaster and cementitious fibre and nonfibre spray on and grout
21. Esmat Sarwary and Paul Hagan: Determination of the Degradation in Cutter Tool Performance With
22. Scott Adam and Joel Kok: Application of continuous drilling technologies in coal mining (250-259)
1.00 - 2.00 pm
2.00 - 3.30 pm
Technical Session VI - Chairs: Paul Hagan
Charles Sweeney: Importance of monitoring technologies and in situ testing, with relation to
numerical analysis for ground control design
9. David Hill, Suchowerska, Anastasia and Robert Trueman: Pillar abutment loading – new concepts
for coal mining industry
10. Abouna Saghafi, Kaydy Pinetown and Hoda Javanmard: Developing a method to identify the
source of gas emissions into longwall and goaf from surrounding strata
23. Hongkui Gong, Ismet Canbulat and Mehmet Siddik. Kizil: Risk-benefit analysis in coal mine roof
support design using stochastic modelling technique
24. Detlef Bringemeier: Mine subsidence predictions using a mechanistic modelling approach
25. Yi Luo: Systematic Approach to Mitigate Longwall Subsidence Influences
3.40 - 4.00 pm
4.00 - 6.00 pm
3.30 - 4.00
4.00 - 5.30
Afternoon Tea
Technical Session III - Chairs: David Cliff
11. Martin Watkinson Ken Liddell, Sean Muller and Clive Hanrahan: Lessons from the operational
use of the GAG jet engine at mine sites
12. Basil Beamish and Jan Theiler: Contrast in self-heating rate behaviour for coals of similar rank
13. Joanne Wood, David Cliff and Ruth Burgess-Limerick: Translating road safety research on nighttime visibility to the context of mining
14. David Cliff: Hazelwood mine fire 2014
Wednesday 6.0-8.0 pm: Cocktail Drinks at the Exhibition Foyer
McKinnon Building 67
Afternoon Tea
Technical Session VII - Chairs: Basil Beamish
26. Paulo Rodrigis Pereira: The application of hose management in mining
27. Brianna Millgate and Paul Hagan: Changes in drilling performance and dust suppression with the
use of a water separator sub
28. Edward Hay and Saiied Aminossadati: Monetary savings opportunities of electronic blast initiation
29. David Gilbert, Ali Mirza, Xuwei Li and Haleh Resekh, Naj Aziz and Jan Nemcik: The Strength
properties of fibre glass dowels used for strata reinforcement in coal mines
Thursday 12th- 7.00 for 7.30 pm: Conference Dinner, City Beach
Function Centre, Marine Drive, Wollongong