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Tuesday (May 12) Afternoon

List of sessions:

Session 7
Session 8
Session 9
Session 10
Session 11
Session 12


SESSION 7: SURFACE CONSTRUCTION (14:00-15:20)

3964

In Situ Fracturing Mechanics Stress Measurements To Improve Underground Quarry Stability Analyses

Anna M. Ferrero, Maria R. Migliazza, Andrea Segalini University of Parma, Italy
Gian P. Giani University of Milan, Italy

3985

DEM Study Of The Mechanical Behavior Of A Leached Interface Upon Shearing

C. Lambert CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia
O. Buzzi & A. Giacomini Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, University of Newcastle, Australia

3997

Deriner Hydropower Scheme Geotechnical Issues And The Particular Case Of The Spillway Tunnels Design And Construction

C. Cekerevac & A. Wohnlich STUCKY SA, Renens, Switzerland
Ph. Bellwald Former with STUCKY SA, Independent Consultant, Aigle, Switzerland

4260

Study On Feasibility Of Columnar Jointed Basalt As A High-Arch Dam Foundation

Wei Yun-Jie,Tao Lian-Jin,Wang Wen-pei Key Laboratory of Urban Security and Disaster Engineering, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing , China
Tang Ming-fa East China Investigation and Design Institute, Hangzhou, China

SESSION 8: NUMERICAL MODELLING OF CONTINUUM-DISCONTINUUM BEHAVIOUR II (14:00-15:20)

4179

Numerical Modeling Of Standard Rock Mechanics Laboratory Tests Using A Finite/Discrete Element Approach

S. Stefanizzi GEODATA SpA, Turin, Italy
G. Barla Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Politecnico of Turin, Italy
P. K. Kaiser CEMI, Sudbury, Canada
G. Grasselli University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

4148

Numerical Modelling Of A Brazilian Disc Test Of Layered Rocks Using The Combined Finite-Discrete Element Method

O. K. Mahabadi & G. Grasselli University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
A. Munjiza Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK

4360

Estimation Of Rock Block Strength

M. Pierce Itasca Consulting Group, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA
M. Gaida Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation, Rio Tinto, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
D. DeGagne Itasca Consulting Group, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA

3956

Variation of Failure Mechanisms of Slopes in Jointed Rock Masses with Changing Scale

R.E. Hammah and T. Yacoub Rocscience Inc., Toronto, Canada
J.H. Curran Rocscience Inc. & Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

SESSION 9: DEEP UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORIES I (14:00-15:20)

4119

Radial Flow Permeability Testing of Indiana Limestone

P. Mattar & A.P.S. Selvadurai McGill University, Montreal, Canada

4120

THM Processes In A Fluid-Saturated Poroelastic Geomaterial: Comparison Of Analytical Results And Computational Estimates

A. P. Suvorov & A.P.S. Selvadurai McGill University, Montreal, Canada

4170

Bonded-particle simulation of Tunnel Sealing Experiment

T.S. Wanne Lassonde Institute, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4147

Reasoned Argument Why Large-Scale Fracturing Will Not Be Induced by a Deep Geological Repository

Rodney S. Read RSRead Consulting Inc., Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
Kenneth Birch Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SESSION 10: ROCKMASS CHARACTERIZATION AND SITE INVESTIGATION I (15:40-17:20)

3934

An Improved Definition Of Rock Quality Designation, Rqdc

L. Li Genivar LP, Laval, PQ, Canada
S. Ouellet Genivar LP, Val-d Or, PQ, Canada
M. Aubertin École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, PQ, Canada

3948

Rock Strength Characterization For Excavations In Brittle Failing Rock

B. H. Kim MIRARCO-Mining Innovation, Geomechanics Research Centre, Sudbury, Canada
P. K. Kaiser Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Canada

3996

Numerical Assessment of Factor B in Mathews Method for Open Stope Design

R.P. Bewick, P.Eng., M.A.Sc. Golder Associates Ltd., Sudbury, ON, Canada
P.K. Kaiser, P.Eng., Ph.D. Center for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), Sudbury, ON, Canada

5000

Constitutive Model For Small Rock Joint Samples In The Lab And Large Rock Joint Surfaces In The Field

R. E. Barbosa EngSolutions, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

3927

Complex Networks on a Rock Joint

H.O.Ghaffari, M. Fall, E. Evgin Civil Engineering Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
M.Sharifzadeh Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

SESSION 11: INNOVATION IN GROUND SUPPORT AND INSTRUMENTATION I (15:40-17:20)

3989

Instrumentation Of A Graphite Zone In The #3 Shaft At Brunswick Mine

A. Turichshev, P. P. Andrieux & R. K. Brummer Itasca Consulting Canada Inc, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
P. Mercier & R. Harrisson Xstrata Zinc  Brunswick Mine, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada

4022

The Performance Of Mesh, Shotcrete And Membranes For Surface Ground Support

E.C. Morton, A.G. Thompson and E. Villaescusa Curtin University of Technology, WA School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

4027

Dynamic Testing of Friction Rock Stabilisers

J.R. Player, E. Villaescusa & A. Thompson Western Australian School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, West Australia, Australia

4137

Numerical Modeling Of The Coupled Thermo-Chemo-Mechanical Response Of Cemented Paste Backfill Structures In Deep Mine Temperatures Conditions

M. Fall & O. Nasir University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Watch Q & A Session 11

SESSION 12: DEEP UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORIES II (15:40-17:20)

4253

Overview of Ontario Power Generation’s Proposed L&ILW Deep Geologic Repository Bruce Site, Tiverton, Ontario

Mark Jensen, Tom Lam, Dylan Luhowy, Jim McLay, Branko Semec,Robin Frizzell Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Toronto, Ontario

4146

The Role of Rock Engineering in Developing a Deep Geological Repository in Sedimentary Rocks

Rodney S. Read RSRead Consulting Inc., Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
Kenneth Birch Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4154

Geotechnical Characterization of a Sedimentary Sequence for a Geological Repository

Tom Lam NWMO, Toronto, ON, Canada
Derek Martin Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering – University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Dougal McCreath School of Engineering – Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada

4164

Regional-Scale Paleoclimate Influences On A Proposed Deep Geologic Repository In Canada For Low And Intermediate Level Waste

S.D. Normani, J.F. Sykes & Y.Yin University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada