Pangeo 2020

Abstract Submission and Registraion open! Abstract submission and registration for Pangeo 2020 are open now (pangeo2020.unileoben.ac.at). The conference will be hosted in Leoben in September 2020 and will cover a wide range of geological topics, geomechnical, mining and rock excavation. Sessions include: Advanced Structural and Geochemical Characterization of Geomaterials Applied Mineralogy Aspects of Seismology Earth Surface Dynamics Economic Geology Enhanced … Continue reading Pangeo 2020

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?

The importance of research on alternative and hybrid rock extraction methods

With the increasing complexity of currently mined deposits, their depth and the long lead up time to first prodcution, and many more ecologic and economic factors traditonal mining methods come to their limits. There is a strong need to shift current economic boarders of excavation of raw materials.
New, alternative fragmentation concepts play a very impottant role in this future development.