Welcome to Geomechanics Research Unit
Mining Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Salt and Potash Mine Engineering
Solution Cavern Engineering
Numerical Modeling
Software Development
Mine Sealing and Closure
Environmental Geomechanics
Technology Transfers
Geomechanics Testing
   Mining Engineering

  • Design and analysis of shafts and mine openings
  • Surface and formation subsidence predictions and modeling
  • Rock burst and borehole stability analyses
  • Ground support, grouting and liner design
  • Mine layout and pillar design
  • Site investigations
  • Rock fragmentation analyses
  • Blast design and ground vibration analyse
   Geotechnical Engineering

  • Slope stabilization and retaining walls
  • Rock slope design and stability analyses
  • Design of tunnels and ground supports
  • Design of foundations in rock
  • Design of field instrumentation
  • In-situ stress measurements
   Salt and Potash Mine Engineering

  • Shaft and mine opening design and analyses
  • Subsidence predictions and control
  • Sealing and grouting design
  • Design of roof supports
  • In-situ stress measurements
  • Room closure and failure analyses
  • Brine inflow and gas blowout prevention
   Solution Cavern Engineering

  • Cavern field design and stability analyses
  • Containment integrity predictions
  • Brine-to-gas conversion analyses
  • Prediction and control of subsidence
  • Design optimization of storage and retrieval operation for brine and gas
   Numerical Modeling

  • FEM, FDM and BEM analyses of excavations in geologic media
  • Viscoelastic-viscoplastic analyses including strain-softening and dilation
  • Elastic-plastic and post-failure analyses
  • Simulation of fluid flow in rock mass
  • Modeling of formation permeability
  • Simulation of ground surface subsidence
   Software Development

  • Computerized knowledge-based (expert) systems for site-specific design of rock slope, ground support, blasting, rock sealing, excavation methods, mine layout, solution mining, and gas storage caverns
  • In-house softwares: ROSES (Rock Slope Stability Analysis), BSR (Borehole Sealing Design)
  • Computerized database systems for various geomechanics applications
   Mine Sealing and Closure

  • Design of seal, plug, and backfill for boreholes, shafts, and underground openings
  • Site-specific sealing methods and material selection
  • Seal design for abandoned storage caverns
  • Design of underground dams and bulkheads
  • Mine closure and abandonment studies
   Environmental Geomechanics

  • Mine tailings design
  • Design of underground disposal of toxic and mine wastes
  • Design of landfill, mine waste and tailings liner and surface cover systems
   Technology Transfers

  • Organize short courses in geomechanics and geotechnical engineering as applied to construction and mining industry
  • On-site training to suite specific needs of individual organization
  • Publications: handbooks, textbooks, journals, conference papers
   Geomechanics Testing

                In-situ Testing and Field Measurements
  • In-situ stress measurement and monitoring
  • In-situ rock property measurements
  • In-situ direct shear testing
  • Room closure monitoring
  • Rock bolt pull-out testing
  • Plate bearing tests
                Laboratory Testing
  • Complete mechanical characterization testing: uniaxial, biaxial, and triaxial compression tests, Brazilian and ring tension tests, strength index tests
  • Ultrasonic elastic constants measurement
  • Large and small scale direct shear testing
  • Pore pressure monitoring
  • Fracture toughness testing
  • Fracture profile measurement and roughness characterization
  • Design and fabrication of test equipment and electronic circuits
  • Borehole closure and stability tests
  • Push-out and pull-out tests
  • Hydraulic fracturing test
  • Fracture healing test
  • Cyclic loading test
  • Creep test


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Geomechanics Research Unit
Institute of Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology
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