The geomechanical stability of a mining structure can be assessed through various rock mechanics measurements. Our Geomechanics and Mining team regularly measures rock stress and convergence-induced deformations in situ within mines. By incorporating additional data such as surface subsidence, temporal seismological trends, or geological fissures, the geomechanics experts create comprehensive rock mechanical analyses. This process creates a recurring "health check" of the mine, allowing quick detection and mitigation of issues. Based on these data, assessments of stability and risk evaluations for old mine workings, fluid inflows, and gas emissions can be provided. Geophysical methods, such as ground-penetrating radar, which provides advance warning of falling rock, are also part of mine safety measures. Additionally, K‑UTEC conducts surveys to detect gas and liquid influx.
Your contact person for geomechanics: Christian Jakob, Christian.Jakob@k-utec.de, Tel. +49 3632 610 174