The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised jointly by the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy AusIMMM, the University of Wollongong and the Mine Managers Association of Australia.
For further information contact Naj Aziz (Chairman and Convenor), School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2522.
Tel: (02) 4221 3449.
See also the conference website and the Coal Science and Technology website.
Complete list of conference papers here:
Papers from 2008
Technology Knowledge Base for Coal Mining: Websites at the University of Wollongong, N. Aziz, R. Caladine, W. Wilbers, and L. Tome
Optimisation of the bolt profile configuration for load transfer enhancement, N. Aziz, H. Jalalifar, A. M. Remennikov, S. Sinclair, and A. Green
Development of a Site Specific Self-Heating Rate Prediction Equation for a High Volatile Bituminous Coal, B. B. Beamish and W. Sainsbury
Moisture Content Impact on the Self-Heating Rate of a Highly Reactive Subbituminous Coal, B. B. Beamish and T. J. Schultz
Improving UIS gas drainage in underground coal mines, D. J. Black and N. Aziz
CMRR - Practical Limitations and Solutions, J. Calleja
Tailgate 802 - Grasstree Mine: A Case Study in Pragmatic Roof Support Design, M. Colwell, R. Frith, and G. Reed
Geotechnical Design at a Mine Site Level - We Have No Choice, R. Frith and M. Colwell
A Study of the Formation of Hydrogen Produced During the Oxidation of Bulk Coal Under Laboratory Conditions, W. K. Hitchcock, B. B. Beamish, and D. Cliff
Neural Network or Empirical Criteria? A Comparative Approach in Evaluating Ground Vibration in Karoue - 3 Underground Cavern-SW Iran, S. M. Hossaini, A. Alipour, and A. Jafari
Geological and Geotechnical Influences on the Caveability and Drawability of Top Coal in Longwalls, P. Humphries and B. Poulsen
Analysis and Research on Influencing Factors of Coal Reservoir Permeability, X. Li, B. Nie, and Ting Ren
Polymer-Based Alternative to Steel Mesh for Coal Mine Strata Reinforcement, C. Lukey, Geoffrey M. Spinks, E. Baafi, Ian Porter, and Jan Nemcik
Effect of Grouting on Longwall Mining Through Faults, T. Medhurst, M. Bartlett, and R. Sliwa
Designing for Efficient Installation and Relocation of Trunk and Panel Conveyors at Donaldson Coal, Tasman Mine, R. Middleton and M. Elliott
Corrosion Protection of Rock Bolts by Epoxy coating and its Effect on Reducing Bond Capacity, M. Moosav and S. Karimi
Innovative CDF Modelling Ling to Improve Dust Control in Longwalls, Ting Ren and R. Balusu
An approach to addressing explosive related accidents by implementing strategic training, Gour Sen and G. Downs
Risk Management in Mines - The Six Sigma Way, S. K. Sinha
An Empirical Approach in Prediction of the Roof Rock Strength in Underground Coal Mines, S. R. Torabi, F. Sereshki, M. Zare, and M. Javanshir
Managing Roof Control Problems on a Longwall Face, R. Trueman, G. Lyman, and A. Cocker
Gas Drainage Practices and Challenges in Coal Mines of China, K. Wang and S. Xue
Ten Years of Conducting Level 1 Simulated Emergency Exercises in Queenslands Underground Coal Mines, M. Watkinson and D. Brady
Identification of Spontaneous Combustion Prone Zones in Longwall Top Coal Caving Goafs, J. Xie, S. Xue, and W. Cheng
Application of financial risk analysis for project evaluation at a large coal mine, M. Zare, F. Sereshki, and N. Aziz