The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised by Mining Engineering at UOW.

For further information contact Naj Aziz (Chairman and Convenor), School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2522.
Tel: (02) 4221 3449.
Email: .
See also the conference website and the Coal Science and Technology website.

Complete list of conference papers here:

1998 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

Follow

Papers from 2016

PDF

Numerical Simulation of Integrated Reservoir-Borehole Flow for Pre-Mining Drainage, Mohsen Azadi, Saiied Mostafa Aminossadati, and Zhongwei Chen

PDF

Proceedings of the 2016 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmnoth

PDF

A Follow up to Study the Behaviour of Cable Bolts in Shear: Experimental Study and Mathematical Modelling, Naj Aziz, Ali Marza, Jan Nemcik, Haleh Rasekh, and Xuwei Li

PDF

The Effect of Air Column in Transport Canisters on Measured Gas Contents, Naj Aziz and Ali Mirza

PDF

Load Transfer Characteristics of Plain and Spiral Cable Bolts Tested in New Non Rotating Pull Testing Apparatus, Naj Aziz, Ali Mirza, Jan Nemick, Xuwei Li, Haleh Rasekh, and Goefang Wang

PDF

Review of Horizontal Surface Movements Due to Longwall Coal Mining Using Numerical Modelling, James Barbato, Bruce Hebblewhite, Rudrajit Mitra, and Kevin Mills

PDF

Self-Heating Behaviour of Heat-Affected Coal, Basil Beamish, Mark Cosgrove, and Jan Theiler

PDF

Study on the Analysis Method of Swelling Deformation of Protected Seam During Protective Seam Mining, Huo Bingjie, Lu Yangbo, Tang Guoshui, Fan Zhanglei, Wang Zhe, and Zhou Kunyou

PDF

Applied Modelling of Ventilation and Gas Management to Increase Production in a Single Entry Longwall Panel, Dennis Black

PDF

A Critical Review and New Approach for Determination of Transient Gas Emission Behaviour In Underground Coal Mines, Patrick Booth, Jan Nemcik, and Ting Ren

PDF

Coalburst Causes and Mechanisms, Justine Calleja and Jan Nemcik

PDF

Coalburst Control Methods, Justine Calleja and Ian Porter

PDF

Effect of Punch Longwall Retreat on Highwall Stability, Luke Clarkson

PDF

OHS in the Mining Industry in the 21st Century, David Cliff

PDF

Truck and Shovel Versus In-Pit Conveyor Systems: a Comparison Of The Valuable Operating Time, Isaac Dzakpata, Peter Knights, Mehmet Siddik Kizil, Micah Nehring, and Saiied Mostafa Aminossadati

PDF

Spin to Stall Bolting Systems–a Review of Validation Standards, David William Evans

PDF

Geotechnical Aspects of Place Change Mining at Ensham, Nick Gordon

PDF

A Practical Approach to the Determination of Outburst Thresholds, Ian Gray, Iuliia Shelukhina, and Jeff Wood

PDF

An Innovative Drainage System for Coal Mine Methane Capture Optimisation and Abatement Maximisation, Hua Guo, Clint Todhunter, Qingdong Qu, Hamish Kerr, and Johnny Qin

PDF

A Field Evaluation of a Main Axial Ventilation Fan to Establish Stall Zone and Fan Performance Curve, Tim Harvey and Bharath Belle

PDF

Causes of Overbreak in Tunneling: A case study of the Alborz Tunnel, Mohammad Farouq Hossaini, Mohammad Mohammadi, Jebreil Ghadimi, and Alireza Abbasi

PDF

Inseam Boreholes to and Beyond 2000 m with a Combination of Slide and Rotary Drilling, Frank Hungerford and Wayne Green

PDF

Current Developments and Challenges of Underground Mine Ventilation and Cooling Methods, Amin Kamyar, Saiied Mostafa Aminossadati, Christopher Leonardi, and Agus Sasmito

PDF

Mine Emergency Escape and Response Technology, Gareth Allan Kennedy and William Keith Hancock

PDF

Use of 3D Laser Scanner Technology to Monitor Coal Pillar Deformation, Radovan Kukutsch, Vlastimil Kajzar, Petr Waclawik, and Jan Nemcik

PDF

Targeted Buffer Blasting to Control Movement Along Bedding Plane Shears, John Latilla and Batdelger Tumur-Ochir

PDF

Modernising an Underground Gas Drainage System in Response to Increased Production and Gas Content, Andrew McInerney and Miles Brown

PDF

Investigation into Roof Support Behaviour at Grasstree Mine, Terry Medhurst, Jason Emery, and Adam Huey

A New Corosion Resistant Ground Support System, Tim Meikle, John Bolton, and Bre-Anne Sainsbury

PDF

Field Testing and Reliability Assessment of Video Based Fire Detection in Coal Mining and Coal Handling Environments, Frank Mendham, David Cliff, and Tom Horberry

PDF

Mechanical Properties of Grouts at Various Curing Times, Ali Mirza, Naj Aziz, Wang Ye, and Jan Nemcik

PDF

Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Selection of Suitable Roadheaders for Tabas Coal Mine Project, Iran, Reza Mohammadzadeh and Arash Ebrahimabadi

PDF

A Review of Highwall Mining Experience and Practice, Sungsoon Mo, Chengguo Zhang, Ismet Canbulat, and Paul Hagan

PDF

Interpreting the Status of an Underground Coal Mine Heating for Valid Risk Management and Control, Brendan Newham, Basil Beamish, Michael Brady, and Matthew Fellowes

PDF

A Systematic Approach to Evaluate the Role of Virtual Reality as a Safety Training Tool in the Context of the Mining Industry, Shiva Pedram, Pascal Perez, Stephen Palmisano, and Matthew Farrelly

PDF

Improving Performance in Thin Seam Open Cut Mining – Application of Pick Based Cutting Technology, Nicole Prochnau, Ross Carter, and Hermann Volk

PDF

Practical Investigations into Resin Anchored Roof Bolting Parameters, Jacqui Purcell, Damon Vandermaat, Michael Callan, and Peter Craig

PDF

Integrated Field Studies For Optimal Goaf Gas Drainage Design in Multi-Seam Longwall Mining, Qingdong Qu, Hua Guo, Clint Todhunter, Hamish Kerr, Luke Babic, and Rohan McGeachie

PDF

Modelling Simulation of the Performance of Cable Bolts in Shear, Haleh Rasekh, Ali Mirza, Naj Aziz, Jan Nemcik, and Xuwei Li

PDF

The Evolution of Pre-driven Recovery Roadways at Crinum Mine, Yass-Marie Rutty, Dan Payne, and Adam McKenzie

PDF

Determination of the Gas Content of Coal, Abouna Saghafi

PDF

Further Considerations on the Application of De-Bonded Cables, Ross Seedsman

PDF

Development of a Prototype Key Performance Indicator in Large-Scale Drilling Operations, Rohin Simpson, Duncan Chambers, and Farshad Rashidi Nejad

PDF

Reducing Fuel Consumption of Haul Trucks in Surface Mines Using Artificial Intelligence Models, Ali Soofastaei, Saiied Mostafa Aminossadati, Mehmet Siddik Kizil, and Peter Knights

PDF

The Effect of Energy Transmission on Mine Coal Pillars, Faham Tahmasebinia, Ismet Canbulat, Chengguo Zhang, Serkan Saydam, and luming Shen

PDF

Modelling of Dynamic Fracture Propagation in Coal Pillars using FLAC 2D, Gaetano Venticinque and Jan Nimcik

PDF

Operational Considerations for Tube Bundle Gas Monitoring Systems, Martin Watkinson, Snezana Bajic, Lauren Forrester, and Larry Ryan

PDF

Optimum Size of Coal Pillar Dimensions Serving Mechanised Caving Longwall Face in a Thick Seam, Guanyu Yang, Cun Zhang, Runlong Yan, and Shuai Jia

PDF

The Effect of Temperature on the Application of Chemical Solutions to Rock, Vivian Yuan and Paul Hagan

PDF

Sample Size and Sample Strength Effects on Testing the Performance of Cable Bolts, Hao Zhai, Paul Hagan, and Danqi Li

PDF

Study on Rib Spalling Mechanism and Spalling Depth in Large Mining Height Fully-Mechanized Face, Hong-wei Zhang, Xing Fu, and Yu-zhi Shen

PDF

Deformability Modulus of Jointed Rocks, Limitation of Empirical Methods and Introducing a New Analytical Approach, Mahdi Zoorabadi