This industry funded ACG research project, which began in 2013, explored whether it was 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 featured 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 fed into the writing of a new comprehensive, yet practical, ground support book.
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