This industry funded ACG research project, which began in 2013, explores whether it is possible to optimise ground support systems, with the aim to maintain, if not improve, mine safety whilst reducing costs and/or time components. The project features three sub-projects: probabilistic ground support design; the use of numerical modelling for ground support design; and benchmarking of current ground support design practices. The results from these sub-projects will feed into the writing of a new comprehensive, yet practical, ground support guide.

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