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Patron


Shri Balvender Kumar, IAS
Secretary (Mines)
Ministry of Mines
Government of India



Themes


The Conference will focus on the developments and innovations made in recent years in the field of rock engineering, with special emphasis on field measurements, instrumentation and data collection, to understand the behaviour of excavations in rock.

The main theme of the Conference is Recent Advances in Rock Engineering; the specialized theme is Instrumentation and Field Measurements.

The general theme areas to be included in the deliberations are :


Developments in Testing & Field Investigations

Rock mass characterization
Geophysical investigations
Stress regime around excavations
Mechanical properties of rocks
Instrumentation, and strata behaviour monitoring
Forensic geotechnical investigations

Advances in Excavation & Design Methods

Rock blasting & other excavation techniques
Numerical modelling and back analysis
Rock reinforcement and ground improvement
Foundation stability
Tunneling methods
Surface excavations


Challenges in Rock Mechanics

Deep mining
Landslides and other natural hazards
Reservoir geomechanics
Underground space utilization
Other peripheral issues


The deliberations will be more in the form of discussions, and exchange of scientific / technological information and views.