BRC wins the Douglas Hay Medal for 2014 on the application of the HSBM

1 Aug 2014

This award is testimony of the potential strength of the Hybrid Stress Blasting Model (HSBM) for mining applications. The HSBM continues to be enhanced to improve its range of application and prediction. This work formed part of an applied PhD research by Alex Catalan to demonstrate the potential benefits of preconditioning by confined  blasting on cave performance. This applied research work was supported by Newcrest Mining Ltd (NSW) and carried out as part of the actual mining of one of their first panel caves.

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