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Four leading European universities in mineral engineering, namely Clausthal University of Technology, Montanuniversität Leoben, RWTH Aachen University and TU Bergakademie Freiberg, founded the European Rock Extraction Research Group (EUREG). The objective is to perform collaborative research and develop innovative approaches to rock fragmentation by cutting as well as drilling and blasting,  for the excavation of valuable materials.

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Pangeo 2020 in Cooperation with EUREG

Pangeo is the major conference for geoscientific topics in Austria. It is organized bianially. The next edition will feature special EUREG sessions dedicated at mining, rock mechanics and mechanical excavation. While SMC in Aachen will take place in only two months, also preparations for next year’s featured EUREG conference are starting. EUREG will cooperate with … Continue reading Pangeo 2020 in Cooperation with EUREG

How to improve mechanical hard rock excavation?

It is important to have reliable prediction methods for mechanical excavation tools. I.e. when pre-damage methods like high-power microwaves, lasers, water jets or others are applied theoretical investigations on the possible improvements are inevitable. Montanuniversitaet Leoben performed two different studies on the subject (one for roadheaders, one for full-face tunnel boring machines). See the abstracts … Continue reading How to improve mechanical hard rock excavation?

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