Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Rinne, Mikael
Organisation AALTO
Project title
On-line Risk Management in Deep Mines (ORMID)
Decision No. 297770
Decision date 21.12.2015
Funding period 01.03.2016 - 31.12.2019
Funding 345 094
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Project description
The main goal of the research project was to find out if deep mines can use real-time monitoring of stresses to avoid collapses. The project cooperated with two mines, Garson Mine in Canada and Kemi Mine in Finland. The research was conducted in parallel with Queen’s University in Canada. The research resulted in a method to back-calculate stress changes from observed rock movements. Using the results, mines can track stress evolution as the mining progresses and avoid unexpected ground movement such as collapses.