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Title: Discrete fracture network modelling for the use in block cave design and assessment.
Author: Ford, Neil Thomas
ISNI:       0000 0001 3474 2326
Awarding Body: Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2008
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Block caving is becoming an increasingly important mining method for rock masses which were previously considered to be too strong, at greater than usual depth or as an extension of open pit mining. The behaviour of the rock mass is affected by the strength of the intact rock, the orientation, continuity, spacing and strength of the discontinuities and the in-situ stress. Within a specific rock mass targeted for block caving there may be several different geotechnical domains with different characteristics.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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