LOP
  Large Open Pit Mine Slope Stability Project
Project Management
 
 
 

CSIRO's involvement
Senior CSIRO Exploration & Mining staff involved in the project include:


If you are a research scientist or engineer performing related mining geomechanics/rock mechanics research and are interested in participating in the project please contact Dr John Read via email - mail to: john.read@csiro.au

DR JOHN READ

Dr Read has over 40 years experience as a practitioner and consultant in the mining industry, with special interests and expertise in rock slope stability. In 1990 Dr Read began his own geotechnical engineering practice. Since then he has specialised in slope stability and open pit mine slope design and investigation tasks in Australia , Fiji , Papua New Guinea , Brazil , Argentina , Chile , Canada , South Africa , and Zambia .

From 1994 to 2004 he was Deputy Chief of CSIRO Exploration & Mining and Executive Manager of the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies, Brisbane. He stepped back from these positions in April 2004 to initiate and lead this project.

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DR MARC ELMOUTTIE

 

Dr Marc Elmouttie joined CSIRO in 2002. He is now a Research Scientist with CSIRO Exploration & Mining specialising in structural mapping and modelling.

Dr Elmouttie is involved in developing more reliable and efficient automated structural mapping and structural modelling algorithms for CSIRO's Sirovision 3D photogrammetry software.

Within the Large Open Pit Mine Slope Stability Project Dr Elmouttie is working to develop‘Open Pit Simulator' software which will model slope stability issues in open pit mines.

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DR LUC SCHOLTES

 

Dr Scholtès joined CSIRO in September 2009 as a Postdoctoral Fellow after completing his PhD studies at the Joseph Fourier University , Grenoble , France , using the DEM approach to study inter-granular flow and pore pressure effects in granular materials.

Dr Scholtès is working within the Large Open Pit Project using the DEM approach to help assess the influence of pore pressures in promoting rock fracture and the instability of closely joined rock in open pit mine slopes.

 


PROF FREDERIC DONZE

 

 

Professor Frederic Donzé joined CSIRO as a Research Fellow in September 2009, specialising in the brittle deformation and fracture of geomaterials using DEM methods of analysis.

Prior to joining CSIRO Dr Donze was Professor of Geomechanics at the Joseph Fourier University , Grenoble , France , where he led the YADE project promoting the development and use of open-source DEM software in geomechanics and geotechnical fields. The success of the project is reflected by the global community of researchers who are currently working on developing and using the software for a number of very different applications, including wave propagation, granular flow, impacts, rock fracture, and coupling solids with fluids.

 


Getting involved
If you are a research scientist or engineer performing related mining geomechanics/rock mechanics research and are interested in participating in the project
please contact Dr John Read via email - mailto: john.read@csiro.au